Whew. This film made me literally want to go to my VCR and rewind it so that I could watch it again, and maybe finally fix that damn tracking issue. So yes, Kung Fury is a cop who time travels thanks to hacking. And no, it’s not as good as it looked from the trailer and the Hasselhoff music video. It’s not good at all. IT IS MINDBLOWING. If you die without having watched Kung Fury, you basically didn’t live, so it doesn’t even matter. This movie made me forget that I never lived in the 80s. This is surrealism at it’s best. I love Kung Fury and pretty much everything it stands for. Watch it now, it will be the best thirty minute, twenty-one second video you, your kids, your grand kids, or your second cousin thrice removed have ever seen.
Femisim? Alright, let’s see. The two female characters in the film are vikings, one wields a minigun (pictured bottom left), and the other rides a rex. They don’t have a lot of duologue, but neither does Triceracop, so that isn’t saying much. I think it gets a pass. I will admit that it does not pass the Bachdel test, but I don’t think that the test was meant to be applied to something of this nature, or length. Any conversations mentioning a man was usually referring to the enemy, so does anyone, even males pass the test?
“This is viking times.”
“That explains the raptors.”
Watch it here, watch it now.