Find out why George Miller's fast-paced action movie took home so many Oscars for 2015. 

In a year filled with action sequels that play out narratives that are suspiciously similar to the films that went before (think "Jurassic World" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for starters), George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a shining beacon of creativity. Pretty impressive, considering that Miller's last Mad Max flick, "Beyond Thunderdome," was released 30 years ago in 1985. The 70-year-old Oscar-winning writer-producer-director of the Mad Max pantheon unleashed "Fury Road" this summer with a completely fresh post-apocalyptic story that centers on a tough female (Charlize Theron) oil-tanker driver who rebels against the tyrannical overlord who controls what is left of civilization. The eco-focused story is fresh and timely, while the eye-popping production design and action sequences make for an innovative, exciting adventure flick that puts all other 2015 sequels to shame.