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Flight of Fury
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03.06.2007 By: Mathew Plale
Flight of Fury order
Director:
Michael Keusch

Actors:
Steven Seagal
Alki David
Ciera Payton

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
After escaping from a detention center, John Sands (Steven Seagal) is arrested and offered a shot at freedom. The cost? Recovering a stolen Stealth Bomber capable of destroying the entire planet.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I don’t have a degree in Seagal, so I won’t be able to compare the complexities of Flight of Fury to Attack Force or Belly of the Beast. Therefore, I’m unable to analyze the social commentary illustrated in Black Dawn and Today You Die, arguably two of the most beloved films of the last quarter-century. That aside…

I almost feel rude bashing a straight-to-video action film starring Steven Seagal, but somebody’s gotta do it. After all, you’re reading this for a reason. Flight of Fury is a poorly dubbed, pathetically acted, deathly stupid mess. The supposed selling point of the film, the pulse-pounding, heart-racing dogfights seem to glide on a blurred line between shoddy stock footage and stone-age CGI.

Seagal is like a fat, constipated-looking Chuck Norris, whose shelf-life expired about 15 years ago. 54-year-old Seagal lazily squints his way through the film, not a sign of a pulse around. Black belt or not, this guy is absolutely painful to watch. With a karate chop here and a bullet fired there, the action is about as generic as it comes. But hey, it’s kind of nice to see an animal rights activist throw a knife through a guy’s neck.

You know your movie has a problem when the highpoint is an obligatory lesbian scene that involves Seagal as a Peeping Steven. If you look closely, you can see his very manly ponytail slowly rising…

I don’t know if Flight of Fury is a step up or down for Seagal. Quite frankly, aside from his diehard (a much better action film, by the way) cult fans who will see the movie no matter what, who cares? Call me crazy, but I’d rather listen to Seagal’s 2004 album, “Songs from the Crystal Cave” while drinking one of his Lightning Bolt energy drinks.
THE EXTRAS
Previews for 8 movies you most likely won't like. Just a guess.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If there's two cults I don't understand, it's the Mormons and the Seagal fans. Flight of Fury is typical Seagal, and that's not a good thing.
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