Max is captured. By whom? We're not sure yet—but we know they're bad news.
Max is having all his hair chopped off and his back tattooed with all sorts of medical information. His genitals are intact, in case you were wondering.
Also, more importantly, the biggest tattoo tells us that he's a universal donor. Unwilling, maybe, but universal nonetheless.
Also—and more ominously—the tattoos are all upside-down. What's that about?
Then Max gets branded with a very distinct symbol: a screaming skull inside a flaming circle.
His survival instinct kicks in. We're treated to his fierce and furious escape attempt. He runs through a network of tunnels, where he stumbles upon his car, which is being repaired. Everywhere he looks, there are bald young men with very pale skin and black around their eyes.
Side note—these strange-looking figures are called War Boys—and we're not done with them yet.
They chase him relentlessly through tunnels and corridors, while he runs around like a wild man.
Things go south for Max when he starts to see visions. First, he sees a young girl who asks, "Max? Is that you? Where were you?" Then he's haunted by an old man—followed by many others—who simply says, "You let us die."
Max comes flying out of a door and finds himself teetering on the edge of a cliff. Desperate and wild, he tries to jump onto a hook attached to a crane, but his pursuers drag him back into the dark tunnels.
Boom. The title appears: Mad Max: Fury Road. And how.