Following their science-fiction cult parody Star Wreck, the Finnish guerrilla filmmakers of Energia Productions return to our screens with Iron Sky, a hysterical piece of tomfoolery that rolls wildly confused Nazi esotericism and fascistic-techno-mysticism into one big parody.
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It is both the b-movie 'so bad its good' production it advertises, AND actually good satire. Its major problem is a lack of nudity, which sounds superficial until you watch the movie and see just how necessary nudity is for empathizing with the characters at certain points. I honestly cannot say it I've experienced a movie quite like it. And if that doesn't sell you: SPACE ZEPPELINS. --PolarisDiB
Watched it with the wife and a friend, whilst all of us were drinking continuously, and when it ended we all said "wait, did we just watch something?" really unremarkable, strives far too hard to be the next cult film. not as bad as Repo, but still totally forgettable.
I don't get why people are so disappointed. This is exactly what I was expecting. It's not really a good movie as you can guess by the previous film by this director, but it has some very funny and interesting ideas going on and that's what I paid for. And yes, the FX are quite decent for the budget, but the filmmakers lack each and every skill of the craft. Fun if you dig over the top satires.
The political satire falls flat and feels a bit stale, the visual gags also fail. The acting is not very good and the script is ludicrous, but rightfully so. There are a few glimpses of a good film buried somewhere in this but in the end this is nothing more than a curiosity.
Not a very good film, but entertaining, some times hysterically funny and pretty bold when it comes to criticizing American politics. The flaws lies mostly in the acting, the dialogue, the narrative and the lack of directing skills. But hey, it's space nazis … from the moon! :)