Here is where one can't say I told you so, even though people in our culture love to whisper it and snicker behind backs, but the new Mad Max: Fury Road, has been out three weekends and has only slipped to fourth place at the U.S. box office. After debuting at $44 million for opening weekend, people have consistently gone to see it, and will see it worldwide. Why? There's the story. There's the minimalism of it, and there are shades of reality (What was that biker turf war in Texas really like? Are there gangs in the outback like this?) And remember, we haven't seen this land of Namibia and South Africa before, so it has that going for it. Oh yeah, the feminist bent that doesn't feel forced, but is welcome in this gritty male-warrior world. And remember the female warrior in the second installment? So the female touch has been there, it just shows up differently. Which ties back to its roots, which is what the movie stuck to.