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Iron Sky (2012)

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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

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Timo Vuorensola

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Dietze ... Renate Richter
Christopher Kirby ... James Washington
Götz Otto ... Klaus Adler
Udo Kier ... Wolfgang Kortzfleisch
Peta Sergeant ... Vivian Wagner
Stephanie Paul ... President of the United States
Tilo Prückner Tilo Prückner ... Doktor Richter
Michael Cullen ... Secretary of Defence
Kym Jackson ... Officer McLennan
Ben Siemer ... Sanders
Tom Hoßbach Tom Hoßbach ... Dieter (as Tom Hossbach)
Milo Kaukomaa Milo Kaukomaa ... Siegfried
Vivian Schneider Vivian Schneider ... Brunhilde
Fang Yu Fang Yu ... Chinese Representative (as Fang You)
Irshad Panjatan Irshad Panjatan ... Indian Representative
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Storyline

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. When American astronaut James Washington puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States, but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act. Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler and idealistic Renate Richter, travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.

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The world is sick. And we are the doctors. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Finland | Germany | Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

4 April 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deu a Louca nos Nazis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$122,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,135,031
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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More than 10 percent of funding for this film came from fans. The donors are listed in the credits. See more »

Goofs

Although there is a presidential election happening, the movie takes place in 2018, a year when there wouldn't be a presidential election. (Presidential elections only happen in years where the last two digits are evenly divisible by 4 - 2012, 2016, 2020. See more »

Quotes

Doktor Richter: [referring to the Smartphone obtained from Washington] I invented this cable to connect this machine with our main computer. I call it Universal Systematic Binding - USB for short.
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The Director's Cut adds 20 minutes of scenes not seen in the theatrical version. See more »

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Kameraden, wir kehren Heim!
Written by Karl Wilhelm Krefeld and Max Schneckenburger
Lyrics by Falk Jung-Stennulat
Arranged by Laibach
Performed by Iron Sky Choir
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Really well designed but never as sharp or as funny as needed and often a bit too silly for its own good
3 June 2012 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Those who listen to Mark Kermode will have heard of this film quite some time ago as he frequently makes reference to the one-liner summary of this film as it has done the rounds for a while. Finally it arrived but, as interested as I was, I was also put in mind of Snakes on a Plane, another film that benefited from an odd, internet-friendly quirk to it and managed to make the most of a so-so film by virtue of its oddity and its viral marketing. Iron Sky turns out to be similar in that it doesn't live up to what it could have been, but it does actually turn out to be reasonably entertaining despite its many weaknesses and limitations.

The thing that it is best at is the thing that has been in the makers' minds ever since they had the idea to make this film – the design. With 1940's technology combined with modern sci-fi conventions, the effects are full of wonderful steam-punk creations with large cogs, heaving computers and everything very of the era but yet in space. It is ridiculous but yet also very cool. It helps that the CGI is actually much better than I expected – all of the battles and ships looked really good and worked well. As it is in regards the core idea, the film is best when simply delivering on it – by showing us Moon Nazi's! Happily the film doesn't totally fall down everywhere else, but it is certainly not as clever as it wants to be nor as funny as it thinks it is. The script sees lots of digs at various countries and lots of pop culture reference points – from sci-fi series through to YouTube viral videos, there are lots of things in here. Problem is that in terms of the references, they are mostly just made rather than made cleverly. This does still work in terms of amusing but there is plenty of scope for them to have been stronger references with something smart behind them. Speaking of smart, it must also be said that the satire is rather blunt as well, even if most of it has good intentions. I liked the rise of the Palin-esque President on the back of Nazi style campaigning (it didn't seem too out of step with real-life hyperbole) and also some of the broader jokes at the expense of current events (the world leaders roaring at the idea that North Korea could be responsible for the army on the moon was probably my favourite) but mostly the gags were too obvious and neither as smart nor as funny as they should have been. Too often the film also becomes a little too silly for its own good. Some of the silliness works (ie, the central idea behind the movie) but too often it is just a bit daft.

The worst part of the daftness is the character played by Sergeant. She goes for it with vigour but her rather vampish OTT performance isn't backed up well enough by the material and the tone of most of her scenes don't really work. Dietze is better and has an easy charm on the screen while Otto and Kier make for good villains. Kirby doesn't have enough material to work with and ends up with a rather generic character and performance to match. Paul's impression of Palin is a decent one although to a certain degree it is a case of shooting fish in a barrel. Generally the cast is a limiting factor it has to be said – even those that are decent are only that.

Overall Iron Sky is a catchy idea that doesn't fully deliver in reality. Visually and conceptually it is surprisingly strong throughout and amongst the broad jokes and digs there are some to be enjoyed. It is just a shame that the material limits the success by being broad when it should have been pointed, and satirically delivering slow slaps when it should have been jabbing. It still is quite fun to watch, but it could have been a lot stronger with as much work put into the script as there appears to have been put into the conceptual designs.


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