On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast, we discuss John Boyega joining the cast of Pacific Rim 2, Kung Fury 2’s apparent development, Sacha Baron Cohen being cast as the big screen ‘Mandrake the Magician,’ we let Nick talk about Voltron, a version of Vixen will appear on Legends of Tomorrow, and Pher went to 2D Con.
Last year’s Kung Fury, besides being a massive Kickstarter success, was probably one of the most entertaining comedies to come out in a long time. I mean, it was a fabulous pastiche of ’80s action films, absurdist comedy, and surprisingly engaging fight scenes (not to mention a pretty amazing theme song). I could talk more about it, or (if you haven’t seen it) you could just watch the half hour long short film right now and keep reading afterwards:
Pretty amazing, right? Well that film dropped a year ago, and fans have been clamoring for more. Creator and Kung Fury star David Sandberg had previously expressed a desire to do a feature length follow up to the short, and it looks like that’s finally moving forward.
Earlier this week, Sandberg posted the following to Instagram:
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That’s right, there’s totally a script now for Kung Fury 2, and I, for one, am pretty damned excited. I mean, sure — I don’t know if the joke will work in a longer format, but with how much I enjoyed the first installment, I’m more than willing to give this sequel a shot.
And it premiered yesterday online and on the El Rey Network.
And honestly? Kung Fury lived up to everything it proclaimed itself to be. It’s 31 minutes of concentrated awesomeness. And I do mean concentrated, because Kung Fury is a densely packed, unending stream of action and jokes. Most of them work, and the few that don’t are followed quickly enough by ones that do where it’s forgivable.
The genius of Kung Fury is that the gimmick works really well in a short film. I don’t know if I could have watched something longer than a half hour without being allowed to pause for breath like that.
But you should totally watch it… like immediately.
As in “right now.”
Here it is. Go do it.
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