I recently came across a kung fu film on Netflix that piqued my interest. It was only a half an hour long (a plus for a parent of 3), dealt with ninjas and time travel, and had a decent rating. I thought “what the heck.” And so I was introduced to Kung Fury.
Here is the official description from the movie’s website:
Kung Fury is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.
Kung Fury takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.
Kung Fury was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.
The film will be around 30 minutes long and released for free on the internet.
The movie is well shot and felt like an old-school video game. The story was fun and the action was well done. The movie doesn’t take itself seriously, which enhances the enjoyment. If you like films like Kung Fu Hustle and Kung Pow, this is right up your alley.
The movie received an 8.2 rating from IMDB.
And now for your viewing pleasure, the movie: