There’s this split second in Fury Road when you think (possibly are deliberately led to think?) that Furiosa is going to shoot Cheedo for trying to run away. And I suspect that many lesser movies would have had her do exactly that: shoot dead the girl with Stockholm syndrome because There Is No Place For Weakness In The Wasteland, that sort of thing. (You know the one.) But that doesn’t happen! Instead this moment becomes important for Cheedo’s own character development! And I am so pleased about that.

Well played, movie.