Kung Fury, a Kickstarter-funded short film from Swedish director and star David Sandberg, is a half-hour of ridiculous action mayhem and 1980s homages. Sandberg plays the titular kung-fu master/Miami cop and Triceratops is Triceracop, a mild-mannered cop who happens to be a Triceratops. After saving the day from a rogue arcade machine, Kung Fury faces his greatest challenge yet—traveling through time to take down Nazi leader (and kung-fu expert) Adolf Hitler.
Yes, that description may sound bizarre, but it’s all part of Kung Fury‘s charm, from its presentation (the film appears to be playing on a tape that has been watched a few too many times) to the hodgepodge of action, sci-fi, and ’80s aesthetic tropes. (Beware, it’s also extremely violent and borderline NSFW.)
Sandberg launched the film’s Kickstarter campaign in 2013, raising over $600,000 with an original $200,000 goal. The result is the most insane, over-the-top ’80s action movie you never saw, with impressive visual effects that could never have been done at the time.
And it even has a David Hasslehoff-fronted single, as if you needed more incentive to watch.