Plot – 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.
Director – Timo Vuorensola
Released – 2012
Everything on screen is satirized when it comes to Iron Sky. From the obvious parts such as the moon Nazis to the “racist jokes” and political ones too, everything is done in good faith and most of the reason the film is funny as hell,
Starting off with an absolutely absurd plot, followed by a series of increasingly absurd events. The story has two goals, firstly to be funny and secondly to provide good satire, which in both cases I believe it succeeded. Devoting just as much time to parody the United States and her allies just as much as the Nazis, which lead to multiple moments that at the time felt just far away from the truth to be funny, but these days isn’t that far away at all.
For a film with a relatively low budget, Iron Sky’s biggest wow factor is the special effects, which still to this day can rival most of what Hollywood is releasing. while the performances all round were solid enough to carry some of the more out-there elements of the plot.
Although a little rough around the edges, all in all, Iron Sky remains a lovely piece of independent cinema and satirical comedy, with more positives than negatives, that still holds up even if some of the politicians that are lampooned, are no longer in public life.
If you liked: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Jojo Rabbit, The Book Theif