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4.0 out of 5 stars A novel idea that doesn't take itself too seriously, 6 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Iron Sky (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
Originally this started life as just a trailer. The interest that it generated from the internet was astounding and a series of low-level, largely Scandic, film funds grouped together and made this a reality, this truly is crowd-funding at it's essence. With that said, there are an unfathomable number of movie houses showing their logo at the beginning to this film!!

The Nazis are back, they've been hiding out on the dark side of the moon and have been recuperating and rebuilding their forces. When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) is captured during a re-election press stunt to the moon, he becomes the impetus for the Nazi's to launch their largely mechanical space-fleet (complete with space Zeppelins and flying saucers) to conquer Earth. However, their limited technology means they are badly outmatched, and due to Nazi Earthologist Renate Richter's (the beautiful Julia Dietze) sympathies for Washington, the invasion might not go to plan. Will they manage to launch the behemothic Götterdämmerung?

This film knows it's about a stupid subject, but has some pretty sensitive issues to deal with, Nazis, War and Race. When the Nazi scientist "albinises" Washington, he spends a good part of the movie playing a white-man, so it's all a bit silly anyhow - it's all handled well. The CGI on the moon-base and Zeppelins is fantastic and there are some funny swipes at government and international space programs. The President of the United states is a funny slant on an easily recognisable person in US politics. So all in all, this is not the smartest film out there by a long shot, but it is slap-stick funny on numerous occasions and the sets, costumes & CGI have had an awful lot of thought spent on them, it's just let down by a flimsy script and some questionable race-jokes. Acting is an acceptable standard - especially Udo Kier (perennially the bad guy!) and Götz Otto as Fuhrer Adler and the jokes keep coming for the entire 90 minute bit.

Recommended for a funny, yet novel, science-fiction spoof!
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Initial post: 25 Sep 2012, 21:41:37 BST
McRonson says:
Good review but you do give away a lot in the 2nd paragraph...good film though!
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