The music video represented a kickstarter campaigned funded move named Kung Fury, which is an over the top action film that fuses an 80’s theme with modern day graphics. One can almost say that it takes the awesome dark nature of those films and simply applies all of the awesome things people wanted to see in those days. Aspects that were missing like clear and crisp graphics that allowed actors to do things without viewers having a laugh riot about it. This was always the Achilles heel of awesome films that were released in what would be considered the decade of horror. However, one thing is certain and that is the fact that no one can deny the fierce nature of what an 80’s film consisted of.
The realism involved that sucked someone into what was going on and Kung Fury applies that without sacrificing some of the cheesy elements that made it animated. Hasselhoff’s music video which also captures the sound of the 80’s genre was the perfect fit for a star who ruled his own TV time slot. With its recent success who knows if this was spark a wave of more content like it. This goes to show that what’s old can be made new again despite society at large having an opinion about disco being dead and the 80’s having its worst decade of music. True Survivor and Kung Fury is shining a light on what can be appreciated about the standard set by any era. Even though we can all agree that it could have never happened without the world living in a period where everything released can be timeless now.
It certainly defined how well something like nostalgia can work where others have failed.
So on a scale from 1 – 5 Tea Cups, 5 being the best rating
I give True Survivor - 4 and a half Tea Cups
Written by Antonio Westley
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