Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kung Fury (2015)

Director: David Sandberg

Writer: David Sandberg

Composers: Johan Bengtsson, Lost Years, Patrik Oberg

Starring: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew, Leopold Nilsson, Andreas Cahling, Per-Henrik Arvidius, Erik Hornqvist, Frank Sanderson, Eleni Young, Helene Ahlson, Yasmina Suhonen, Magnus Betner, Bjorn Gustafsson, Eos Karlsson, David Hasselhoff

More info: IMDb

Tagline: It takes a cop from the future to fight an enemy from the past.

Plot: In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Fucking hilarious, creative and fun as hell!  Director/writer/star Sadnberg nails the 80s vibe while throwing in funny all over the place and filling it with entertaining action and comedy.  The character names are brilliant and practically write the jokes themselves.  For example: Kung Fury (Sandberg), Kung Fuhrer and Triceracop.  This shit is a blast and it's simply an insanely fun genre mix of action and laughs.  Oh, and the special effects are great and cheesy bad in all the right ways at all the appropriate times.  Those of us who were around for the awesome 1980s should really dig this newer blast from the past.  I'm not so sure those who were around for Hitler's 1930s and 40s would appreciate it nearly as much.  It's only a half hour long which feels like a big teaser for something more to come.  There has been a sequel announced for 2018 and I really hope that happens.  In the meantime enjoy the bonkers music video below.  Not only is the song a great representation of the kinds of songs we got for action movies in the 80s but it's also a damn great tune that easily stands alongside the best of them.  I love this song and the video to boot.

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