AoY Podcast #67: I Love The 80’s Edition (Kung Fury & Mad Max: Fury Road Review)
Also known as: “New form of green energy: Guitar Playing!”
Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:30:15)
Within a months time, both the big screen and the small tablet screens have been hit with a wave of 80’s style films. If you can’t tell from the title, there is no anime in this episode, but damn, these titles might as well be. We test drive our Testarossa flux capacitor once more and decide to hit up 1985 with Kung Fury and Mad Max: Fury Road.
(0:00 – 29:48) Live-Action OVA Review – Kung Fury: This was a film that wanted to replicate the mindset, feel, and era of 1985 Miami, Florida. Maybe it didn’t hit all the right keytar notes, but it has heart for sure. Kung Fury feels more like a fun little OVA than a film, but it does have many things going for it from tracking issues, Nazi arcade robots, and even laser raptors. This segment also gets Zeonic and Jonn talking about Jurassic Park/World talk, people’s opinions over Twitch on this film and much more.
(29:48 – 32:31) Podcast Promo’s: Since we reference both Alpha Counter and Mating Habits of the Modern Geek in our next review, they both had something to say about the new Mad Max film. Also, Jeff from Daily Anime Podcast is back to do more episode summaries of Legend of Galactic Heroes talk, and there is even a twitter group watch about it that started up recently, so give it a listen.
(32:31 – 1:30:15) Movie Review – Mad Max: Fury Road: It’s amazing to believe that the last Mad Max film is 30 years old at this point, and even with all three of those movies combined, they can still hold up today. Fury Road is the absolute equation of what Mad Max is and should be about, and if it took 30 years to get to this point, it was worth the wait. This film also gets the anti-SJW gears turning in Jonn and Zeonic when they mention the differing opinions of online people, American social issues, Aqua Teen Hunger Force talk, discuss the Mad Max films in more depth, the change of Bruce Jenner and Chris Chan feminism rantings. All this and a whole lot more in this week episode.
OP1 – Get ready to enter 1985… Kung Fury STYLE!!!
ED1 – It takes a True Survivor to make it in our next review…
OP2 – Guitar Green Energy is the way to go in the Mad Max future…
ED2 – Were lucky to be one of the living…
This show has:
Don’t be hassling the Hoff now…
Yep, this was pretty much that scene in Mad Max…
Adios, Hunger Force of Aqua Teens…
Hitler must have used this trick in Miami (at 1:52)…
Hadn’t seen Kung Fury yet, but Mad Max: Fury Road is likely going to be my number one favorite movie of the year. It’s soooo great. Charlize Theron is so badass, I hadn’t loved her so much since her role in Prometheus. (I’m in the minority of the people that actually liked that movie. lol.)
I’d like to believe the feminism/menimism “controversy” is largely overblown. ..or so I hope so. haha.
Even though I haven’t seen Aqua Teen Hunger Force in a long time, I think I’m gonna be sad to see it go. Loved that show.
In a somewhat unrelated note, I think I’m gonna see Unkown Hinson this Saturday, that’s the country-western troubadour act from the guy who is the lead voice actor for Squidbillies.
06/11/2015 at 6:05 pm
Dude, enjoy that show. I didn’t know Hinson did stuff outside that show.
Yea, ATHF is a show that should have died out long ago, but it will still be sad to see it go. It’s one of the last remaining shows from the start of Adult Swim when they started in 2001, and thats saying something.
I didn’t think we go off on a tangent about American social issues like we did, but its whatever, thats kinda what we do on this podcast anyways lol.
I’m glad you enjoyed Mad Max, curious how the next film will play out, when it comes out…
06/11/2015 at 6:20 pm
I wasn’t aware Hinson did music shows either until the other day when my friend told me he was going to go see him in Nashville.
I also happened to get around to Kung Fury yesterday. It was quite over the top. Awesome soundtrack too. Hitler shooting through the phone, the viking babes, Nazi ass kicking, it was all awesome.
06/13/2015 at 12:33 pm
All the required components to make it an OVA in my book!! Don’t forget, laser shooting Raptors…
06/13/2015 at 1:41 pm