Release Date: May 22nd, 2015 (Cannes)
Directed by: David Sandberg
Written by: David Sandberg
Music by: Mitch Murder, Lost Years
Cast: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Leopold Nilsson, Eleni Young, Helene Ahlson, Andreas Cahling, Per-Henrik Arvidius, Steven Chew, Magnus Betnér, Björn Gustafsson, David Hasselhoff
Lampray, Laser Unicorns, Moving Sweden, 31 Minutes
Kung Fury is a pretty interesting film and the result of an awesome Kickstarter campaign.
It is hard to explain what exactly this is but essentially, it is a hyper-stylisitic and ultraviolent homage to 1980s martial arts films and over-the-top police action flicks. It has fighting, video games, dinosaurs, time travel, Nazis, urban punk gangs, Lambos, hacking, robots, Norse gods, talking cars, big guns and the Nintendo Power Glove. It also features a title track sung by David Hasselhoff.
The film is a short 31 minutes but every second of those 31 minutes is action-packed and like a shot of heroin in the arm for fans of gratuitous 80s action insanity and a thirst for true nostalgia.
Is it well-acted? No. But that’s kind of the point. What was well-acted that this film is an homage to? It is just pure 100 percent motherfucking bad ass motherfucker shit!
This film needs to be 31 minutes because anything more would just be overload. I felt as if my brain was going to explode when the credits rolled and the majestic voice of David Hasselhoff bellowed out the lyrics to his magical song True Survivor.
This film also leaves it open for a sequel. Too much may be overkill but I do eagerly anticipate the next chapter, assuming it is coming.
But for now, THE HOFF!!!
And the full movie!