Iron Sky 2012
The year is 2018 and the Liberty Moon lander has just touched down on the moon and unfurled “We Can!” posters with the image of a very Sarah Palin-like individual on them. The astronauts find traces of Helium 3 and then are attacked by black trench coated helmet and mask wearing Nazis complete with armbands. The Nazis kill one astronaut with a Walther handgun (Yes on the moon. Yes I know that wouldn’t work due to the lack of atmosphere. You are watching a movie about Moon Nazis RELAX.) The other astronaut is a black model that was put on board as a political tool to get the Palinesque president re-elected.
The black astronaut named Washington, played by Christopher Kirby, is taken to the swastika shaped Nazi Moon base located on the dark side of the moon. He is obviously the first of the shock troops sent by the Earth to invade the Moon. You then learn the back story as told by Renate Richter played by the lovely Julia Dietze. The Nazis fled Earth in 1945 and set up camp on the dark side of the Moon and there they stayed working on their secret weapon that they couldn’t get to work until they find Washington’s cell phone/computer which was the key to get their war machine going.
After Albinoising Washington, he, Ms. Richter and Mr. Adler played by Gotz Otto, are sent to Earth by the Moon Fuhrer, played by Udo Kier, to get more cell phones for the war effort.
The Nazis help the President with her campaign, Renate learns Nazis weren’t the good guys, Washington gets beat by some black guys. Then the Nazis launch their terrible war upon the Earth complete with ships that look like zeppelins, flying saucers, and a meteorblitzkrieg!
OK I thought this movie was going to be more ID4 than Mars Attacks! I thought the Nazis just kind of show up and attack for revenge or what have you, but this is more of a tongue in cheek comedy than I was expecting. I really didn’t expect the political commentary injected into this silly little movie either. Utterly 50′s sci-fi cheesy and pretty funny at times. The space stuff is all green screen sets and CGI but they are done pretty well and fun to look at. The costumes are good. The ship models are brilliant and I love the space zeppelins.
The story line starts pretty slow and you roll your eyes, but by the end I found myself enjoying the flick for what it was. Corny cheesy ridiculousness.
Will this flick appeal to everyone? No. Some will find it down right offensive. If ya like a little clever stupidity… give it a shot.
I LOVED the ending. Is it too tailor made to be a cult classic some day? We will see.