Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Dung Fury"

“Am I the only one who thinks this is terrible?” Merely 5 minutes into this 80’s “Action, Comedy, Spoof” I was already looking forward to the reddit comment thread explaining all the ways in which this film didn’t work. To my surprise after a meandering 30 minutes I rushed to my computer to find glowing reviews. “Yes, everything in the 80s was this cool at all times” exclaimed u/WiglyWorm. u/DrunkLover proclaimed, “Sweden aired KUNG FURY on swedish national television, epic!” To my surprise and utter dismay the reddit community and I were at odds. Surely, if I scroll down far enough…

I’m not here to completely write off this Kickstarter ($630k+) backed piece of film. Certainly it has it’s merits, the utmost of which is its CGI, production quality, and editing. The piece provides its CGI staff a very impressive reel to provide to ILM and other CGI houses. It also looks competently shot and edited. I fear almost all of its shortcomings fall on the shoulder of its Writer/Director/Lead Actor David Sandberg.

I speculate that this film was doomed from the moment the script was conceived.The idea is sound, “A love letter to 80’s action films” with emphasis on its more ridiculous tropes. I get it. But the execution is all wrong, the reason people have fond memories of these films is because they had heart and they took themselves seriously enough to be true to the characters and their surroundings. The main character is poorly acted, and you, as an audience member are never invested in the characters or the world they inhabit. There's no through line it's all mindless spectacle. The most apt comparison would be a movie made 20 years from now spouting off old memes found on reddit with no regard to their context or origin. A shallow echo, a mere shadow cast on the wall of time, an interpretation of 80’s films as if it were written by people playing a game of telephone. Whoa, too much. Basically, it’s not funny and it goes from ridiculous to more ridiculous without earning it.

I am doing film criticism a disservice and feel that if you watch ‘Black Dynamite (2009)’ or shit even ‘The Last Action Hero (1993)’ you might understand where I’m coming from. Watch the film and let me know what you thought. #shitTitle #drunkWriting #TheLastStarfighter

Ep.79 Holodeck IP Law

Shit's Busted! Karen really gave me a wide berth after baiting me with Star Trek questions. Aside from that enjoyable piece we got into the usual milieu of politics, Shit's Busted! sex and autonomous vehicles. Also Karen educated me on what exactly a, "Duggar" is and why they're not to be trusted We're the show about reddit, In reddit Veritas!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ep.78 Little Fat Kid

Shit's Busted! Rick may have discovered more than he bargained for when he spoke to Karen about some of the most handsome men alive. Shit's Busted! Brought up in a recent ask reddit, Rick singled out three men who all happen to be Scottish. That's a lil weird if you ask me, and I should know, I'm Rick. We also talk about the weaponization of HIV and when it's socially acceptable to be a pedo. We're the show about reddit, In reddit Veritas!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ep.77 The Mother Void

Shit's Busted! Between Karen coughing up a lung and Rick disparaging the worlds religions, this week's show ran the gamut of stupidness, Shit's Busted! from funny voices to worldwide conspiracies. Plus we discuss edible technology, violent ugly men, the Chinese conspiracy against Islam, and the tenants of Satanism. We're the show about reddit, In reddit Veritas!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ep.76 Bradford Pear

Shit's Busted! This week Rick defends racism when it comes to nostalgic childhood movies, trashes the latter part of the women's movement, Shit's Busted! and makes fun of a permanently disabled drug cook. Karen indulges us with stories of science and genitials All in all it was an average show We're the show about reddit, In reddit Veritas!