At the end of World War II the Nazis, unbeknownst to the rest of the world, fled to the dark side of the moon where they have been working diligently on their plan for an Earth invasion. A space shuttle landing on the moon provides the technology they were missing, and forces them to launch the mission right away.
Julia Dietze (Renate), Christopher Kirby (Washington), Gotz Otto (Klaus Adler), Udo Kier (Wolfgang), Peta Sergeant (Vivian), Stephanie Paul (U.S. President), Tilo Pruckner (Richter), Michael Cullen (Sec. of Defence).
Iron Sky starts a bit strangely before turning into a solid B-movie satire. The Nazis not having developed much technology since they have been on the moon was quite entertaining. As were the jet powered space zeppelins. The U.S. President bore a striking resemblance to a recent contender for the position, and more than a few shots were taken at past President’s and cabinet members. The film finishes somewhat unremarkably as we begin to expect well before the ending.
Acting was mediocre but at the same time, fit the film perfectly. Dietze seemed able to flip between adorable and painful at the flip of a switch. Kirby was good but had the potential for more. Otto overacted and was hysterical. Kier and the remainder of the supporting cast were rough but funny.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were surprisingly better than expected given the film genre. Physical effects were pretty good. CGI was decent but somewhat overdone, both intentionally and accidentally. Dialogue was campy, silly, and quite fun. Sound and soundtrack were good.
Overall Iron Sky is a well done B-movie satire that rolls in things many of us have thought before, along with some interesting twists that keep the movie more entertaining than you might expect. Satire and B-movie fans will likely enjoy this one.
With some foul language and violence this one should be fine for older teens and above.
Iron Sky is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedies, Foreign Movies, Independent Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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