Friday, June 12, 2015

Check Your Shorts- Kung Fury (2015) (NR)

Director: David Sandberg
Starring: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew, Leopold Nilsson, Andreas Cahling, David Hasselhoff

It was on this day, the Twelfth of June, Twenty-fifteen, that many milestones were reached here at the Mock Films Blog.

Milestone #1: The post before you is none other than the 50th entry into the coveted of M.F.B. archives.

Milestone #2: This day marks the inaugural posting of the M.F.B.’s newest and most innovative segment Check Your Shorts. This is where a much overlooked genre of the cinematic world, Short Film, get it's time in the spotlight.

Milestone #3: Today I have had my senses blessed by one of the most unabashedly hyper-amazing action/comedies to have ever axe kick it’s way into existence. I speak of none other than Kung Fury (2015).

To try and explain this 'playground of crazy' would do the project a disservice. Kung Fury needs to be experienced. Kickstarter funded for $600,000, this Swedish indie has gained fast notoriety on Youtube, where it can be viewed (do yourself a favor and watch it on the biggest, loudest device you can find). Like I said, I will not tell you much about the movie, but here are a couple of tidbits peak your interest. A Kung Fu Cop, a Laser Raptor, and Adolf Hitler. Those are the tame parts. Quippy one-liners, 'in on the joke' writing, and an eye for detailed action concepts that are freaking bonkers. It’s as if the greatest action movie ideas ever conceived by the gods themselves were amped to 100 and then made sweet yet vigorous love to the 1980’s (let that mull around in the old grey matter for a bit).

Listen, Kung Fury might not be for everyone. Few things are. But what can be said is this, watch the movie (which is a breeze at 31 mins) with the mindset of ridiculous fun with a smattering of nostalgia for cheese. I can only imagine how what a blast it must have been making this and because I’m such a nice guy, I’ve included a link to the film. What are you waiting for? Get clicking:

ADDED SUPER BONUS ROUND: The Official Kung Fury music video for True Survivor by none other than David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff. You lucky people, you.

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