Better than its predecessor in every single way, which is atypical for sequels. From frame 1, director George Miller is able to integrate the worlds of the original film with the violent, strange world in this film. A world where there is no law, brutality rules, and gasoline is the most precious resource. In this film, Max is a nomadic folk hero who attempts to aid the residents of a small compound which houses an oil/gasoline refinery simply so he can get fuel for himself. The great thing is that Max never really switches out of this self-serving mode…until they kill his dog companion. Then he gets straight up pissed and kills everyone.