Kung Fury is a short, Kickstarter funded,YouTube movie made by and starring Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg. The movie is about a cop in the ’80s who travels back in time to beat Hitler with glorious Kung fu. And he’s named Kung Fury.
Also Thor shows up.
It’s really hard to put into words the bizarre mashup of events that is the plot. It jumps from scene to reference to fight scene with the speed and finesse of a Van Damme gut punch.
The plot revolves around a cop who goes back in time to kill Hitler. That’s about as much of it that makes sense. The story doesn’t follow a plot but rather the characters. There’s the main character, a cop with the powers of kung fu; a triceratops cop named Triceracop; a pair of lady viking warriors, a super-hacker who can hack time and of course the Führer himself. Also Thor. Did I mention that?
The combat is visceral and fluid flowing from nut punch to spin kick to…you know what? It’s better if you see it for yourself. Combined with an amazing soundtrack reminiscent of 80’s bands like Poison and Styx mixed in with some Daft Punk.
The movie is steadfast in it’s dedication to encompassing everything about the 80’s aesthetic and it does it flawlessly. This movies is a testament of how a small team can make something great if they know what they’re doing and how to do it in the best possible way.
Honestly I don’t know why you’re still reading this; you should’ve already watched it two paragraphs ago. But for those who waited till the end, enjoy.