Iron Sky 2012
- Director: Timo Vuorensola
- Based on book: No
- Cast: Julia Dietz, Christopher Kirby, Göta Otto, Udo Kier, Peta Sargeant, Stephanie Paul
- Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor/actress in:
- Christopher Kirby – Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolution
- Udo Kier – Melancholia, Manderlay, Modigliani, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves, Johnny Mnemomic. My Own Private Idaho
- Why bought: Good reviews. Sounded good. Was going to buy it but borrowed it from ÖB and B-IS.
- Seen: March 29, 2013
Any movie that pokes fun of Nazism, racism, sexism, patriotism, imperialism and war should be good.
This movie does it all. But isn’t.
The story: In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon and on its dark side built up a new society under a new fuehrer. A black American astronaut shows up. The Nazis attack. The US president, a woman, appoints her fashion designer, a woman, as war minister. War breaks out. Black astronaut and white Nazi schoolteacher fall in love (she learns the error of her ways). Lots of people get killed. A big chunk of the moon is blasted out of existence. The end.
Is it a comedy? Yes, but only slightly funny. A satire? Yes, but never quite on target. Sci-fi? Oh yes, lots of space ships and things. I slept through the battles.
Maybe I just don’t get Finnish humor. The movie was a conglomeration effort of film makers, financiers and actors from Finland, Sweden, and all kinds of other strange places. I really wanted to like it.
It gets one point for the concept and one point for the effort (and I can be a little patriotic at times when Sweden is involved) =
2* of 5