I was one of those too but this is very different in my opinion. Prometheus is a flawed movie, even as a defender of it I know that. It tried at the complex plot and dialogue and failed at them in many ways.
Fury Road was a simpler idea perfectly executed. To go back to the comics analogy, yes there are books with good artwork and bad script and vice versa but this was like a silent issue from Morrison and Quitely. It set out to drive the narrative as visually as possible,
Edit to add: By the way I am not arguing that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea and understand the friends that didn’t like it. It was just the initial statement that if you cut out the hectic action it’s terrible, you could make the same argument for a horror or comedy film.