My Take – Remember when almost a year ago that crazy action trailer filled with crazy effects came out followed by a kick starter to fund the production of the film. While one of my friends actually went ahead & contributed in the film, it was only until recently the film came into news with a music video from none other than David Hasselhoff! Whats great about the film other than its ridiculously awesome effects is that it not only put a permanent smile on my face throughout the entire movie, it completely blew me away and well exceeded my expectations. Writer/ director and lead actor David Sandberg may be the new kid on the block, but hell does he ever know how to make a debut! His character, who goes by the same name as the movie, is the perfect cross between Steven Seagal, and a Ninja Turtle. But I think the film’s biggest strength is that it never takes itself too seriously and remains self-aware of its hilarious and intentional cheese. The ode to retro games and electronics alone is worth seeing for the epic blast of nostalgia! The story follows Kung Fury (David Sandberg), struck by lightning and bit by a cobra, an ordinary cop has a revelation which helps him master a new form of Kung Fu so powerful that only he, the chosen one, can learn. With his newfound powers, he will stop at nothing to bring justice to the crime-infested streets of Miami. However, he must embark on a dangerous adventure back through time to avenge a fallen friend by killing Hitler himself, with the help of Hackerman, Triceracop, a couple of viking girls and Thor (No! Not Chris Hemsworth from the Marvel movies).You know you’re about to get on board for something special as soon as you see the perfectly dated vintage look of the main titles and hear the old-school soundtrack the movie sports. The silly plot, over-the-top acting, mind-blowing action scenes – it is all here and it looks even better thanks to the cool CGI scenes. The 30 minutes of Kung Fury make you want to go to the street and kick some butt just because it’s fun. Awesome in everything and just simply a great ride! It is plus size extra everything crammed into 30 minutes. It’s like riding a roller-coaster of 80s entertainment with everything from street fighter style fighting. Plus, the director/writer/lead actor David Sandberg works really well as the star Kung Fury. With a limited budget & technology, he has done a fantastic job. No wonder, in less than 24 hours, the film received over 3 million views on YouTube. No review can fully describe the awesomeness of this movie so you should just go ahead and watch it as soon as possible. From beginning to end this is an enjoyable action-packed amazingly edited piece of cinematography that brings back the most memorable stuff of the movies we watched as children.
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Director – David Sandberg
Rated – PG
Run Time – 30 minutes