Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.Written by
In the beginning of the movie, intersected with the President of the United States being evacuated to Antarctica during the nuclear war, are scenes of Vladimir Putin stripping off his shirt for an acrobatic martial-arts / dance routine, accompanied to a jaunty tune promising the end of humanity by the Vril and claiming to take their place as Earth's dominant race. See more »
I gave the first Iron sky a 8/10. For a crazy plot it somehow all worked really well, good humor. Some likable characters. And it felt cohesive.
The sequel on the other hand feels like a bit of a mess. You can see the potential for a better film and it's pretty frustrating. The VFX for a 20 mil budget is pretty good. But the plot is just ridiculous and not in a good way like its predecessor. Most of characters were not funny and badly written. It doesn't make sense in really badly written ways that i feel could've been easily changed to make it a bit better than it was and not so by the numbers with plot holes that take you away from immersion in the wacky world they're trying to represent. Personally if i wrote this film, I would've taken it in a entirely different direction.
All the pop culture references mostly didn't work as intended, instead of being funny it was just cringey.
And the ending was just dumb and rushed.
But I didn't hate the film, I was mildly entertained, enjoyed the visuals/world they created and because i liked the first film quite a bit, perhaps im being a little forgiving when giving it a 5/10. I can understand why people would vote it lower tho.
A younger, high audience may get more enjoyment out of this. I'm getting older and don't smoke bud anymore. Perhaps that made a difference in my enjoyment, I dunno.
I'd say to give it a go if you liked the first film, make your own assessment. I can imagine there will be some people who will like it. Its definitely not totally terrible.
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