you know I post often film trailers but I normally do not write about the movies I watched in cinema because I find it more difficult than to write about books. As always in life never say never. Today I share with you my impressions of a movie which I saw together with my wife on April 11th 2012.
It is a Finnish-German-Australian movie and there are still negotiations in progress about the rights for US market.
I posted several trailers in the past two years. I talk about
On Wednesday evening (two days ago) my wife and I went to cinema and watched IRON SKY. I told my wife before that she should not expect an Oscar candidate.
In 1945 the Nazis left Earth and built a swastika shaped base on the dark side of the moon. STOP! What?? The dark side of the moon??
Come on, it should be general knowledge that the dark side of the moon does not exist!! Of course we can only see one side of the Moon. When you want to talk about the backside of the moon then you should use the far side of the Moon.
But come on, the dark side of the moon is much more mysterious than the far side of the moon.
Let me return to the movie. Time jump ..... 2018. An American discovers the Nazis on the moon.
See with me the first four and a half minutes. It is important that you that before I continue.
These four and a half minutes set the level of expectation.
Snippets and pictures flashed up in my mind - Apollo 11, sf movies from the fifties, star wars, propaganda, Sarah Palin, The Third Man - coalesque to a strange blend of comedy, ruthlessness and collision of past and present.
What a mix. It seemed to get an enjoyable evening. And then it happened. Instead of continue with the strange blend, a wild and sometimes uneven plane ride with vent holes and gusts began. Good scenes wer followed by flat ones. Good ideas suffered from execution. the larger than life presentation of the Nazis failed sometimes. And jokes popped up out of nowhere. All the CGI scenes were awesome. Nearly unbelievable what they did with the low budget for this kind of movie. The adaption of Nazi Propaganda by the Amercian president showed the sensivity of following certain political currents also in nowadays US. Up to date is the presentation of the UN and the unscrupulousness when it comes to raw material for the future. Once a while you will laugh and a few times more you will smile.
It is not a bad movie but there are scenes which show how good the movie could have been.
The soundtrack has been created by the Slovenian band Laibach. There is a wide range of songs which is partly unexpected.
And this is my favorite Iron Sky song:
All in all I liked the movie more than my wive did. She said to me that this is a movie for boys. I must admit that the majority of visitors have been men between 18 and 30.
So if you like science fiction with comedy and parody, which is sometimes not strong enough to present the Nazis larger than life, if you have a faible for good CGI scenes and you think megalomania and egocentricity are the perfect deadly brothers for the end of dictatorship then you should go to see IRON SKY.