In writing about Fury Road, one blogger made a salient point about its pacing: "The film begins by jumping straight to the final act. This is the boxing movie where the first scene is round one of the climactic final fight. This is a Star Wars that opens with the assault on the Death Star. Mad Max respects the viewer’s time by starting the story as close to the end as possible. The film excises as much as it possibly could, leaving nothing but the lean bare essentials of the story it wants to tell.