“Furious” follows the Mongols’ attempted invasion of Russia. While 13th century epics might not be what everyone wants, it’s amazing to see true epics onscreen again. Originally named after its hero Evoaty Kolovrat, this film plays like the kind of propaganda that America used to make in the 1950s. It paints away all of the complexity of historical influence and conflict. When things get tough, it’s time for swords to be unsheathed and swung at enemies.
I appreciate that the film played under 2 hours, so that it could focus on the central conflict. Too often, they force romantic subplots and side treks away from the point. But, Furious is just a film about stabbing and plundering. Check it out.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1