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 September 2017 it was reported that five animators and VFX specialists who created some visual elements for the cult "Nazis on the Moon" film Iron Sky, have filed suit against the film's producers, claiming copyright infringement of their work. In a copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the five claimants accuse Finnish producers Blind Spot and the Iron Sky Universe, the group that handles rights to the Iron Sky brand, of using design elements they created without obtaining the proper rights and without giving proper compensation. The plaintiffs claim their creative contribution to the Iron Sky franchise is such that they should also be considered as joint copyright holders of the original movie. Iron Sky producer Tero Kaukomaa, in an email exchange with THR, declined to comment on the suit, saying he had not yet seen it, but called the claims erroneous and groundless. He pointed to numerous similar, and unsuccessful, attempts by the lead plaintiff in the case, Trevor Baylis, to claim copyright for his work done on Iron Sky. Kaukomaa described Baylis as a trainee on the VFX team during the first Iron Sky film, who "performed technical duties related to 3D modeling" and could not be considered a creator of the film in any way. In May 2018, the court resolved the case in favour of Iron Sky Universe. In the court's opinion the nature of the plaintiff's work did not award copyrights to them, apart from a single spaceship, the copyright of which had already been legally transferred to the production company. See more »
I enjoyed Iron sky 2012 because of the seamless blending of reality & vfx, as well as the original (Nazis on the moon) concept & decent plot - however I feel the latest entry doesn't hold up to those standards.
Modern day moviegoers expect something more then the usual generic, politically correct fanfare as seen coming from Hollywood 24/7 & it's starting to show. My advice to Timo & his team would be not to fall into the same trap, don't over compensate with CGI due to the lack of a compelling story & plot - because the latter 2 elements, is what makes a memorable film. Good vfx should only be the icing on the cake.
Udo Kier & Julia did their best with the mediocre material at hand but that didn't save it for me as often bad writing does, it's unfortunate considering the potential the franchise had. In summation - keep your movies 'European & organic' because trying to emulate hollywood at every turn is a sure recipe for disaster.
I will recommend this one for a rent only.
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