Kung Fury is a 2015 Swedish martial arts/comedy film written, directed, and starring David Sandberg. It was crowdfunded via Kickstarter, so it’s by the people and for the people. It has a ridiculous plot about a time travelling kung fu cop who’s fighting an alternate version of Adolf Hitler known as the Kung Führer. Throw in a half-man, half-Triceratops cop called Triceracop, Thor (the actual Norse god of thunder and not the Marvel superhero), a couple of Viking vixens, and David Hasselhoff as a talking car, and you have the recipe for one of the most explosive thirty minutes of action comedy that you will ever experience.
If you like absurd action sequences that were obviously filmed in front of green screens, you’ll love Kung Fury. It looks and feels like a video game come to life, particularly when Kung Fury is cutting through hordes of Nazis one after the other. The special effects aren’t realistic, but they don’t pretend to be. It’s a B movie that knows it’s a B movie and celebrates being a B movie. It doesn’t take itself seriously. If you hate it, it’s because you want to hate it.
Critically Rated at 12/17