Kung Fury: Hitler and Dinosaurs and Man-Splits, oh My!

GUESS WHO’S BACK FOR ANOTHER LUNCHBOX REVIEW, LADIES AND GENTS!!  This is your man, Remy Tyndle over here, and I do believe it’s about that time take down the bad guys while delivering cheesy one-liners, because I’m gonna give you my two cents on Laser Unicorns’ Kung Figgity!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this title, Kung Fury is a low-budget short film made in Sweden, written and directed by David Sandberg, that made its world-televised premier on the El-Rey Network this week.

The story first takes place in 1980’s Miami, centering around a martial arts master and police detective by the name of “Kung Fury”, played by director, David Sandberg.  When Adolf Hitler blasts into the present time and guns down innocent, Kung Fury makes it his mission to go back in time to kill him.


Kung Fury Theatrical Release poster

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Regular Show was ever converted to Live Action? This is pretty much the best visual you are going to get and it can’t possibly get much better.  Kung Fury is a parody film, paying top tribute to 80’s action cinema; Cops, robots, fast cars, hackers, dinosaurs, lasers, dinosaurs with Lasers, arcades, one-liners, David Hasselhoff, viking chicks, and man-splits… lots and lots of man-splits.  If you’re looking for a film that doesn’t take itself seriously, and you just want a laugh while you say “Well that’s just plain silly!”, Kung Fury is the flick to put on your screen.

The majority of the film was shot in front of a green screen with 90 percent of the environment having been digitized, however the end result is pretty awesome, especially considering the special effects and the cinematography.  The only downside is the lack of actors’ feeling in the dialogue.  Now I know what some of you may be saying right now– “It’s a parody movie!  The dialogue acting isn’t supposed to be great!”, but I mean c’mon. Even some of the one liners just lacked that cliché nail in the wood that would have driven those scenes home.


Kung Fury taking it to Hitler’s “Army of Death”

Verdict: Kung Fury is still a great time, unless of course you are aiming to critique it from top to bottom, as if the thing was directed by Martin-freaking-Scorsese (if that’s the case, you’re going to say “This movie was stupid!”). If you just want to see some hilarious shenanigans on a dull Saturday night, it will not disappoint.  Just make sure you invite your friends over.  Kung Fury accomplishes what it was set out to do; honor the good ol’ 80’s action flicks in just 30 minutes.

Kung Fury gets a 4 out of 5

+ Fun nod to the old cheesy action movies

+ Special effects were actually good considering the budget

+ Crazy stuff going on that you and your friends will love

– Actors could’ve been better with the dialogue

– It’s still just a straight-to-television movie, so don’t expect too much


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