This movie might very well be the first of its kind. It is an Action movie with a run-time comprised of at least 75% action sequences. What makes it utterly unique is that the action sequences never burn you out. You never become numb to the spectacle of it all. The plot is told through action, the character development is told through action, the themes are defined by action, the story beats happen mid-action, and even the emotions this movie elicits are felt during the action. Because of what action movies have become today, I don't even feel right calling what Fury Road does "Action." It's more like... dynamic story-telling. Action Two-Point-O. You may leave the movie feeling, for the first few minutes, like Fury Road was thin on story or character development. This is because we are so used to action directors compartmentalizing the action. One action sequence can usually be summarized as, "struggle, bad guy escapes," or, "struggle, good guy gets hurt," then it gets back to the "real movie" to tell you the story. Fury Road is amazing in how it grabs you by the throat, straps you to the front of a Marauder's Nitro Truck and shows you an entire story without letting you go. And you're right there in the middle of it, witnessing every detail in perfection. No shot settles for too long. No shot cuts too quickly. All of this is in addition to the fact that every other aspect of the movie was pulled off flawlessly. Casting, directing, acting, pacing, writing, special effects, editing, and the score (oh, God, the score). Hopefully, the legacy of Fury Road will be as the movie that changed Action as a genre, not just the best action movie of all time.