People seem to dislike this because it takes a gentler and more broaching look at the universe of the films, putting the frenetic violence in the background, where it only occasionally pops up as a stark reminder of the brutality of the character's surroundings. But, that's exactly the point - and, it coincides stylistically with Max's evolution as a character, which is the only thing all the movies really share.
A fun, playful rethinking and riff on the first two films in the series. George Miller and George Ogilvie give us at least two incredible and inspired action scenes. It really says something about the quality of this manic trilogy that people were disappointed in this film. The sets, costume design and cinematography are the most accomplished of the series. This film is an immaculately and joyously conceived lark.
I didn't get what the heck is this, it feels like a short film extended to a feature length! Maurice Jarre's unstoppable soundtrack sounds like a piece of some fantasy film made especially for vhs release only and it's purely annoying. Those poor action scenes! Those muttering, grumbling children!
And Tina Turner is one bad actress.