Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
One of the most trending topics on the net right now is KUNG FURY, a Kickstarter funded kung fu B-movie. Perhaps you’ve seen the trailer, or better yet, David Hasselhoff’s music video for the film titled “True Survivor.” Both videos blew up on YouTube, receiving views in the millions. But now the main course has arrived, and it’s glorious.
For any gamer and B-movie/80s movie fan, KUNG FURY should be calcium for your funny bone. It’s packed with action (where you wonder how they hell they pulled it off), laughs (including deadly one-liners such as “tank you”), and impressive effects. Did I mention it has Hitler (played by none other than The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone), dinosaurs, vikings, a giant Thor, and an arcade game that transforms into a killing machine? Need I say anymore?
Sure, to some this may sound ridiculous, but if you’re willing to fully give yourself over, KUNG FURY is a hell of a time.
Watch the trailer, music video and full film below.
David Hasselhoff’s “True Survivor” (Official Music Video):
Full KUNG FURY Film – 31 min