Relentless. Limited plot, limited characterisation, lots of explosion and carnage. It is a Mad Max movie through and through, you either like that or not. In many ways it felt like the movie George Miller would have always wanted to have made of Mad Max if he had had the budget. Now he did, and this is what you got.
Perhaps not as good as the original, but then, how could it be? Maybe the weight of expectations holds it down a little too, but nonetheless it is a thoroughly enjoyable, action blockbuster of the highest order. It both stands alone as its own movie and acts as a bridge to the next chapter in the massive overarching Marvel storyline – I must admit I found myself thinking ahead to what’s next and wondering what was being implied for the future more than I should have.