George Miller’s genius has been in crafting a very traditional action movie and yet at the same time making it feel newer and fresher than anything action fans have seen in a long time. Like The Raid 2: Berendal, it’s a reminder of a time when action movies were made with a strong emphasis on practical effects and came with the all-important R rating, allowing for considerably more on-screen violence than most PG-13 rated action films today couldn’t hope to match.
That said, there’s no such thing as perfection (as Salvador Dali once said, “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”) and Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t without a few flaws. The fact that these are mainly incredibly minor – and debatable – points only goes to show just how much the filmmakers got right.