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As described, a rather brutal, bleak masterpiece. Well I don't know about a masterpiece but a heck of a good film. JJ Leigh steals the film but ther are several fine performances. Not sure how true to the book the film stays as I haven't read the book but I may ow after seeing the film.
I thought I had seen all three Mad Max films... so when I decided it was time to rewatch them I was surprised to learn I had not actually ever seen the first one. It sets things up nicely for the 2nd film and despite the low budget or maybe sometimes because of it the film works wonderfully.
I will be more generous than most reviews. I liked the cloned Ripley with alien powers, I liked the story enough, Winona Ryder's addition works for me as well. The one thing I didn't like was it was 200 years in the future, why not 75 or so? 200 is a long time, I'd like to think if humanity survives these critters would be nothing more than a parasite, easily controlled with technological advances.