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Netflix Sunday Time Dumps: Faux 1980s Double Feature: Kung Fury and Turbo Kid

Netflix Sunday Time Dumps

Sunday, bloody Sunday. It’s the end of yet another week in this slow march to the hereafter, so why not take a little of what precious time and burn it watching movies on Netflix?

Last week we dumped our time into the first season of AJIN: Demi-Human. But for this week’s offering, I thought we could all go on a trip — a trip through time all the way back to the 1980s. The 1980s as portrayed by the 2010s, that is.

This week’s Netflix Sunday Time Dump is a faux 1980s double feature, with Kung Fury and Turbo Kid. That’s right, we’re going full-on fake retro style.

First up is Kung Fury.

Kung Fury

A hyper-stylized, overly ridiculous take on everything you thought defined the 1980s — but really, is it?

What I can tell you for sure is that it’s highly entertaining and light years beyond the top it was trying to be over. This indie film has every gonzo plot point you could think of — and then some. Super powers, dinosaur detectives, fast cars, tough viking women, and so much more.

Kung Fury

But does it have furious amounts of kung fu, as the title promises? Worry not, for it has adequately furious amounts of kung fu. And it’s like 30 minutes long, so it doesn’t waste time navel gazing.

You can check out the trailer below.

For the second half of this  double feature, we have Turbo Kid.

Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by a ruthless warlord and his bicycle gang, Turbo Kid stars a kid decidedly un-turbo kid who must set out on a journey to find his inner Turbo.

Turbo Kid

It’s a feature-length film, so it’s longer than Kung Fury, and it’s also not as on the nose or in your face. It plays it straighter and more honest, for the most part, and at least attempts to tell a tale with heart. I can imagine seeing this movie as a kid in the 1980s, and it would fit right in with the films of the time it’s lovingly mimicking.

You can check out the trailer for Turbo Kid below.