Analysis Of The Film Kung Fury

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Kung Fu, Nazis, explosions, guns, eighties synth pop, and time travel are just some of the many outrageously amazing elements that make up the thirty-one minute film Kung Fury. The film Kung Fury has a crazy plot, B-rated quality, and an abundance of all things that makes up the eighties. Kung Fury has taken the internet by storm especially for those like myself who love the perfect train wreck that was the eighties. David Sandberg, the director of the film and Kung Fury himself, said in an interview that the film was a love letter to the eighties. Despite Kung Fury’s obvious silliness the film is extremely self-aware of what it is and exploits it to create this unbelievable roller coaster of insanity. The film came to fruition by online crowd …show more content…
In order to make a masterpiece such as Kung Fury, abundant and well done special effects are necessary. Kung Fury was originally started by director David Sandberg and some of his friends in an office in Sweden. Thanks to their expertise in film editing, animation, special effects, and a green screen they were able to film most of the movie and make a trailer for their kickstarter. For instance, in police scenes and the Nazi battle scene they only had one uniform; that means that they could only shoot one actor at a time. After they shoot every actor for that scene, they had to compile it together to make one fluid scene. The money made from their kickstarter was needed to for travel to shoot the Miami scenes, to buy more props, and to hire the manpower necessary to complete the film, and special effects necessary to pay proper homage to the …show more content…
The pace of the film as its plot unfolds, and the actors and their deliveries also make Kung Fury exceptional. The speed of the transitions between scenes from Miami, to the Viking age, to Nazi Germany adds to the feeling of being wonderfully overwhelmed by the eighties inspired, action filled plot. There truly is never a dull moment in Kung Fury. Ironically, the dialog and delivery of script is the opposite. The apathy in the delivery of the lines performed by the majority of the characters in the film is hilarious when compared to the actual events of the scene. For instance when, Kung Fury is in the Viking age, and he meets the Norse god, Thor; he reacts by complementing Thor’s epic pecs in his deep gravelly voice. Another element of humor brought forth through the apathetic dialog, the many short sentences, grand proclamations (like when Kung Fury proclaimed he was going back in time to kill Hitler), and frequent unfilled pauses. Luckily, the quick pace the film prevents the pauses in dialog from becoming awkward. The exception is the dialogue of Triceracop and Adolf Hitler. Triceracop speaks in a polite manner and a British accent which is amusing because it makes the dinosaur cop even more outrageous. Hitler speaks quickly, loudly, and passionately with a very noticeably fake German accent because he’s Hitler

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