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Sunday, 22 November 2015

KUNG FURY [2015]

Swedish director David Sandberg makes his debut with Kung Fury, a bat-shit crazy homage to '80's American cop and martial arts films.
Broody Miami cop Kung Fury gains supernatural kung fu powers after being struck by lighting & bitten by a cobra and from there he travels through time to defeat the Kung Führer, better known as Adolf Hitler.
Digitally softened to give the film a VHS aesthetic, Kung Fury is graced with a tacky synth score, horribly delivered ludicrous dialogue and more green screen FX than Attack of the Clones ever saw.  It's Kickstarter trailer was one of the most amazing internet sensations of 2013, however this half-hour short film is almost too mind-numbing by the time the 15 minute mark passes by.

3 laser raptors out of 5


Dr Faustus said...

I thought this’d be right up my alley seeing as how I love Kung Fu movies and played more Double Dragon at the arcade than any teenager ever should, but I didn't even make it to the 15 minute mark you mentioned. Still, well done that man for making it happen and for the hours he put in.

cuckoo said...

There's a great Double Dragon-esque/Oldboy sequence that even includes the shitty background characters repeating movements.

...but it otherwise felt like I was wasting my time.
No need to watch it ever again or even go near the proposed feature-length film.