Iron Sky (2012) – 6/10 World War II science-fiction movie review

Cast / crew
Producer: Tero Kaukomaa
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Julia Dietze: Renate Richter
Götz Otto: Klaus Adler
Christopher Kirby: James Washington
Udo Kier: Wolfgang Kortzfleisch
Producer: Mark Overett
Producer: Cathy Overett
Producer: Oliver Damian
Producer: Samuli Torssonen
Writer (Original Concept): Jarmo Puskala
Writer (Original Story): Johanna Sinsisalo
Writer (Screenplay): Michael Kalesniko
Writer (Screenplay): Timo Vuorensola

Iron Sky (2012)

2018: The Liberty moon mission doesn’t go well. Intended as a publicity stunt for the current American President, apathy turns negative when the lander is destroyed shortly after landing on the moon and all contact is lost. What Earth doesn’t know is that it was destroyed by Nazi’s living on the moon, mining Helium 3, building the largest war machine ever constructed, waiting for their time to return to Earth and bring in their glorious reign.

6/10

This isn’t quite as much fun as it should be thanks to some low-quality work from some of the cast (Christopher Kirby, Stephanie Paul and an inconsistent Peta Sergeant) and an ostentatiously broken story (Nazi propaganda speeches delivered by the US President for no obvious reason). I also had a problem right at the beginning with our lead hero surviving a gigantic fall. Surviving without injury. There’s no possible reason such a scene exists except a lack of care and attention. It’s a shame as this is a wonderfully, convincingly ludicrous idea, Julia Dietze and Götz Otto (treated inconsistently by the script) are both good, the special effects are impressive and spectacular and Udo Kier is, well, Udo Kier.

This movie contains sexual swear words, brief strong adult dialogue and some graphic violence, gory and unpleasant scenes and sexuality.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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