J A Garrett

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Kung Fury: You’re a loose cannon, but a darn good cop.

I’m a day late, I suppose, but I figured I’d weigh in on the current youtube-kickstarter phenomenon.

As I’ve written before, I’m no stranger to Kickstarter projects. But somehow, I missed out on this one when it originally came around in 2013. The concept is hilarious and amazing, and I would’ve done it just to cop one of those amazing T-shirts.

Seriously, look at that beauty.

It’s a quiet day here at work, so I just sat down with a ham sandwich and watched it over lunch. It’s billed as a movie, but it’s roughly the length of a sitcom. Not that that’s a bad thing. Its long enough to tell the story it wants to tell.

When it comes to a movie like this, story is purely secondary to the gags and over the top action. Luckily, this movie has both in spades. I’m not going to spoil the best gags, but know that this movie is a giant love letter to all things 1980s, from cop shows, kung fu movies, video games, boxy Lamborghinis, and of course, tons and tons of synthesizer music. As a child of the 80s, I had a blast watching this short film. The only detail it wavered on was that the NES Power Glove was released in 1989, not in 1985. But maybe the greatest hacker in history found a way around that, too!

Don’t go in expecting a mind blowing story (although, it handles the time travel aspect surprisingly better than it needed to). Just expect a ton of silly. His partner is a triceratops that is also a cop, for god’s sake.

For what it is, and what it set out to do, it’s a definite 5 star offering. The theme song is also really catchy. But that’s to be expected from The Hoff.

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2015 by in Movies, Reviews and tagged , , , , .
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