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Upon purchasing this movie, one must realize that this film is 93 minutes in length. I say this for your knowledge in knowing that this is 93 minutes of your life you will never get back. After 93 minutes, you as a viewer are stuck on your couch motionless questioning what exactly you have just seen.
Let me start at the beginning with a premise, Nazi’s in space. The idea(or lack there of) is that a portion of the Nazi party fled from Germany right before the ending of the war and took up residence on the dark side of the moon. Hidden in the shadow of light they raise their little dedicated Nazi community in the ways that Feuer Hitler would have wanted. With age old technology in space and a steampunk feel, they “function” as a working community with one purpose, to return to earth with a vengeance. Their plan goes awry when a ship from earth lands on the moon with some earthling visitors including James Washington(Christopher Kirby) whom they take captive. A few of the Nazi’s who have never laid eyes on an African American before become curious, especially one Renate Richter(Julia Dietze). Feeling badly for the experiments she knows that her comrades are going to preform on him, Renate gives Washington faith in her own curiosity for him to go along with the experiments and do what the reich asks so that he may live. The rest of this film is a farce filled with racism, parody, expulsion, and humor unbeknownst to any film of it’s kind.
There are many things that shocked me about this film, to say the least. First of all, the budget for this film was insane. I ponder to think of what a success other films with an actual purpose would have had with a budget like this one. The graphics and CGI were definitely something to write home about. Having watched this film on blu-ray it was extremely aesthetically pleasing. I’m sure many hours were put into the thought of design, and that was one of the greater points of this film.

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This writer does in fact understand that the film is meant to be a farce. There is even homage to Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dicatator. However, with no regard to subtlety, I found that the dialogue and writing was brash and distasteful. Charlie Chaplin was one of the most clever conception contortionists of all time. If you are going to mention him in a screen play, then you have obviously seen his works and are doing him a dishonor for featuring him in such a ill thought out and blunt script.
On top of a blatant lack respect for tasteful writing, there are so many tragically awful references stating that pop culture and life are related to the Nazi party. For instance, the only product that can run the Nazi space ship is an apple product. Implements of a character based on Sarah Palin stating that she works for the Nazi party. A complete mockery of the space program stating that they fly models to the moon. The election coordinator being a high fashion debutant. Come on guys… great comedy is about subtlety. You have to make us think we came up with the concept by ourselves, not put it right in front of us, especially in a film like this.
Needless to say, I hated this film. I thought it was tacky and repulsive. However, if laughing at ridiculousness and a complete lack of regard for content is your thing, then have at it. I’m sure someone out there has added this to their top 5. I’m a little upset to say the least. Nazi’s in space could have potentially been the greatest subject ever tapped in science fiction. Especially with a wasted budget like this one. Congratulations to the wonderful world of good Sci-fi! You’ve met you’re match… and it appropriately comes in the form of a swastika wielding nazi.

9 Responses to “Iron Sky on DVD….Oh The Horror, no really!”

    November 7th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    You, sir, are a total ignorant… actually I’m glad you didn’t like it…

    November 8th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Wow, could I get back the 5 minutes I spent on reading this review?
    The movie’s budget was €7.5 million. I think the production value was quite high with a budget of this size (which, by the way, more than €1 million was collected from fans only).
    I’m pretty sure the writer of this review is a raging Republican who only got mad for the Sarah Palin jokes.

    November 8th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    man you are one stupid f*ck. this movie is a parody and not to be held at head value. insane budget? are you kidding me? most movies pay that “budget” for food of the camera crew. it is not called a low-budget movie for no reason. also you have to decide as what you are going to rate it, a comedy or a scifi movie. f*ck you and please don’t write any more reviews

    November 8th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    First of all, miss*.
    Second of all, a low budget film in my mindset would be produced with way less than the allotted budget this film had. The production value and graphics definitely received accolades. I understand this film was meant to be a paraody, clearly, it wouldn’t be able to stand as an actual film. However, there are plenty of other films that have a gimmic sense and farce style that were much better done.
    Look, the first third of this movie was fantastic. Funny, action filled, and revealed a sense of story and characterization… But, it gave up at one point and never came back. It’s was wildly outrageous, and in my opinion completely unnecessary. Great idea, piss poor execution.
    Everyone’s a critic, if you liked it l, you liked it. I can you that I’ve spoken to many individuals about the film and they hated it just as much as I did.
    That and I thought Election Day was over… I guess all political party bashing ignorance didn’t go away with it. God Bless America! *rolls eyes*. For the record, I’m not a republican, I just hate bad cinema.

    November 8th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I can tell you*

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    The author of this pathetic review, must be a Jew.

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    That last comment was even more clever than this film. You should invest in screenplay writing, you’d be a hit.

    Dan M
    November 9th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I had hope for this movie but I was let down

    November 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Totally Agree.

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