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Iron Sky - Film Review

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Directed by Timo Vuorensola (Star Wreck) and set in 2018, the premise of Iron Sky is that the German Nazis fled to the 'Dark Side of the Moon' in 1945, and led by Moon Führer, Wolfgang Kortzfleisch (played by Udo Kier), they develop an advanced space program and prepare to invade earth.

Stuck in a time warp, the Nazi colony has limited technology until they find a mobile phone found on a captured astronaut (James Washington, played by Christopher Kirby) from an American spacecraft. James Washington (a black male model) was specifically chosen because of his colour in order to aid the current president of the United States in her re-election. The Nazi Doktor Richter (played by Tilo Prückner) is called upon to interrogate James and realises the computing power of his Smartphone. Doktor Richter integrates the devise into the Götterdämmerung, the primary Nazi spaceship.

A mad Nazi scientist then goes about transforming James Washington to have Aryan characteristics, injecting him with 'Albaniser' and blasting him with Nazi dictator speeches to aid the transformation into the textbook Nazi.

Doktor Richter along with James and his comrades board a flying saucer type spaceship down to earth to find more computing capabilities. They are eventually taken to the President, where they transform the presidents' campaign; Nazi-style. The UN form a meeting to discuss the Nazi spaceships in orbit and the president is thrilled to finally have a war in her first term, enhancing the likelihood of a re-election.

The film is effectively a take on WWIII is if it were to happen in space with some Top Gun spoof humour. Throughout the film the cinema was in fits of laughter. The very phrase "moon Nazi" invites laughter. There's no room for serious consideration, and even biting satire can be a stretch.

Overall it is defiantly worth a watch, you don't have to be a sci-fi nut to love this film. The production design and visual effects are excellent for such a low budget film, and the storyline is intriguing. Iron Sky finds fun ways to go beyond the silliness of the "moon Nazi" hook and throw in some racial humour, social critiques, and some clever parodies.

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Why? Fantastic Sci-Fi Comedy
When: Now showing
Where: In cinemas
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