Steven Seagal stars in this high-octane thriller as John Sands, a secret operative used by the United States Air Force for those clandestine operations deemed too sensitive for the regular intelligence services. When his o... more »wn Agency feels threatened by the knowledge he gained from past exploits -- they quickly imprison him and schedule a chemical wipe of his memories. Feeling betrayed by his Agency, John escapes the hi-tech detention center and plans to assimilate into society. Unfortunately, the Air Force has other plans for him. A top secret Stealth Bomber that uses the latest in stealth cloaking technology has been hijacked and it?s their belief that John?s the only man capable of getting it back before it falls into the hands of a terrorist group that could prove to be an unstoppable force.
Sands stumbles into the middle of a liquor store robbery that forces him to defend himself, which leads to his arrest by the local police department. While in custody, John finds he cannot escape his past. The Agency he worked for has located him. While John sits handcuffed inside the police station they offer him a deal - find the jet and bring it back into the United States. If he does this they'll allow him to walk away from this life and start over without having to look back. John knows he has little choice and agrees to the deal.« less
"Those who relish negatively reviewing Seagal's films, an perhaps understandably, had a field day with "Attack Force", are going to be quite dissappointed with "Field of Fury", because it is in fact a pretty decent film. If Seagal had hit a low with "Attack Force", then he has reedeemed himself quite a bit with this new film and restored his credibility and integrity to a respectable degree. Interestingly enough, it is the same director, just an infinitely better film. The story logic is coherent and well paced, Seagal looks fitter and healthier than he has in recent memory, the use of stunt doubles is minimal, if at all, the editing is quite good, the soundtrack is classically themed and effective, the fight scenes are not extensive but well done and fullfilling, with Seagal in better form than we have seen him in a while, the supporting cast is quite capable. Also, although there is some voice dubbing. This time, there is a small amout of voice dubbing, but the dubbing is done well enough so that it sound almost exactly like Seagal, and it is hard to discern the difference. The buzz was that this film was quite superior to his recent films and although I approached it with some trepidation, I can attest to the fact that this film is a welcome surprise, and is a quite entertaining and well made action film. I suppose the truest review would come from someone who I watched this film with, and who is not a particular fan of Seagal to begin with, and yet admitted that compared to Seagal's recent offerings, that this film was "impressive" and "good enough for theatrical release," which I must agree with. Given a more substantial budget, and a more capable director, Seagal could even do better, but this film was not half bad, or not half past bad should I say. I recommend it."
J. H. Minde | Boca Raton, Florida and Brooklyn, New York | 04/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"FLIGHT OF FURY really boils down to a remake of Clint Eastwood's Firefox leavened with a little of Lou Gossett Jr.'s Iron Eagle. In FLIGHT OF FURY, Steven Seagal plays the world's greatest Special Ops soldier who is sent to recover the United States' prototype "active stealth" fighter jet (a jet with a cloaking device that renders it invisible) which has been stolen by a traitorous pilot for sale to a group of Middle Eastern terrorists (led by a British expat).
There are a slue of high pyrotechnic explosions, a little gratuitous lesbianism that adds nothing to the storyline but comes as an unexpected development, much gunfire, Steven's usual muttered monotone, and some martial arts action.
The fairly chaotic screenplay manages to hold together despite its spit-for-glue quality. FLIGHT OF FURY gives us nothing new at all in the action genre, but if you are a fan of this type of film FLIGHT OF FURY is worth the effort of crackin' a cold one and mowing down on a couple of microwaved hot dogs on a slow Sunday. (A hint: use the extra spicy mustard.)"
Much better than expected!
J. Lederer | LINCOLN, NE United States | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have NO idea why there are negative reviews of this show. As an avid Seagal fan, who has seen ALL his movies, & owns several of them; I have been disappointed in the past by some of his releases.
Foreigner being one of them.
Flight of Fury is an excellent show! I thought the fight scenes were ok, not as good as we have seen before...but good.
I will be buying this one! SEE THIS MOVIE!"
Not as bad as most say here
Gerhard Lenk | Frankfurt, Germany | 07/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Give the man a break! Yes, "Attack Force" was horrible but this one is worth to be watched."
Winging it in Afganistan . . .
trebe | 11/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The style of Flight of Fury (2007) is kind of a throwback to 80's arena style military air adventures, though the story is shaky story, and special effects subpar. Steven Seagal is John Sands, an ex-air force pilot recruited for a mission to recover a stolen X-77 stealth bomber. Sand's former student, USAF Colonel Ratcher (Steve Toussaint) has taken the plane to Afghanistan, where the Black Sunday terrorist group, plans to arm it with biological weapons, and then strike Europe and America.
Under the command of General Barnes (Angus MacInnes), Sands and Captain Jannick (Mark Bazeley), are sent to Afghanistan, backed by a SEAL team. When the SEAL's are wiped out, and Jannick is captured, Sands turns to Jessica (Cierra Payton), an undercover agent, to try and salvage the mission. With the help of Rojar (Alki Davis), another local ally, they mount a raid on the air base, and Sands manages to get the X-77 in the air. It is along way back to Edwards AFB, with Ratcher in pursuit in an F-16.
Flight of Fury rates low marks for credibility. We are in trouble, if the military chain of command operates anything like this, where clowns like General Barnes are running cowboy missions, just to cover his own butt. Starting a war is evidently not a concern to Barnes, as he orders the destruction of the enemy base.
How Sands is able to land a USAF plane safely at an Afghan airfield is a mystery. Since he departs in the X-77, his original plane was apparently left as a goodwill gift from America. It is amazingly fortuitous that the beautiful Jessica, who coincidentally is a close friend of Sands, just happens to be living near where Black Sunday is headquartered.
The 'special' effects for the stealth effect are passable, and the brief air battle relies heavily on editing to convey the impression that the action is continuous. It appears that stock footage was used for some of the battle scenes, both in the air and on the ground. The fight scenes are rather messy, and not that well done. The dialog throughout the film is horrible, with hardly a line not sounding like some stupid cliché.
Flight of Fury is cartoonish effort that's mildly entertaining if you turn your critical meter way down. The script is reality challenged, and the budget was probably insufficient to provide decent special effects. The wide scope of the film, deflects the focus from Seagal, which probably serves well here, as being an obedient subordinate that follows orders, really isn't his thing. Presentation is widescreen, and like Seagal's previous direct to video releases, the DVD contains no bonus materials."