kung fury 2So, there was no Ass Whoopin Wednesday film last week and for this week’s film I wanted to do something a little different than usual. I started this blog piece because I loved watching kung fu and action movies from the 1980’s because there was an over abundance of bad ass films from that era. David Sandberg is one of those guys who apparently also loved action films from the 1980’s because he created the short film Kung Fury. In this film , Sandberg stars as Kung Fury, a cop who was struck by lightning one night while on the job and as a result of it, he was given super kung fu powers that only the chosen one receives. One night after saving the city of Miami from a killer arcade game robot, he discovers that Adolf Hitler (Jorma Taccone) is back and he wants Kung Fury’s super kung fu ability. In order to stop him, Kung Fury has to travel back in time to Nazi Germany to stop Hitler before it’s too late. The film also stars Steven Chew as Dragon, Leopold Nilsson as Hackerman, Andreas Cahling (Legend Of Dark Rider) as Thor, Per-Henrik Arvidius as the voice of Thor, Erik Hörnqvist as Triceracop, Frank Sanderson as the voice of triceracop, cobra, and dinomite, Eleni Young as Barbarianna, Helene Ahlson as Katana, Björn Gustafsson (Spy) as Private Lahmstache, Eos Karlsson (The Sandhamn Murders) as Red Ninja and David Hasselhoff (Baywatch) as Hoff 9000. Now let’s check out some stats before we get into the review of the film itself. 

Kung Fury Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

furyThe film may be only 31 minutes in total, but it packs one hell of a punch for 31 minutes. It doesn’t even seem like it’s 31 minutes long because it is so enjoyable to watch that it leaves you wanting more. David Sandberg does a terrific job parodying the 1980’s and everything that went along with it. The characters are fun and loveable as you get to meet Hackerman who uses a  Nintendo powerglove throughout the film as well as the giant Thor. A lot of the scenes, characters, and settings are over the top, but it’a fun over the top. He has 63 kills/knockouts in the film and 58 of them come in one fight sequence. He does have an origin story, but it explains how he acquired all of his powers and the friend/family member that is hurt is his partner who was killed. The only reason I have a question mark next to the yes in the big boss being defeated because the ending leaves you wanting more. One of the cool things about this film that I learned is that David Sandberg started a kickstarter project and he asked for $200,000 in order to complete the film and he exceeded his goal by $430,000 which allowed to be over the top in everything and if the make a second one, I’d be happy to donate to it. Check out the movie on Youtube and check out the website for the film here. I am going to give this film five fists out of five because it was that bad ass.

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