The original Mad Max movies were packed with action scenes, and although they weren't on the scale of Fury Road, they were still awesome to watch because a lot of times you get to see it all happen from the point of view of the character. It immerses yourself in the world and almost makes you feel like you're a part of the movie.
Rishi Kaneria writes:
One of the reasons George Miller's action scenes work so well and make so much sense is because they are grounded in the character's point of view. By doing this he literally puts you into the action using nonverbal visual, almost operatic, storytelling -- something Hitchcock would call "pure cinema."