4 June 2013

Iron Sky

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

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