Iron Sky is definitely on the
extreme end of science fiction films that is directed by Timo Vuorensola
and revolves around the Nazi's establishing a secret base on the moon
after their downfall in 1945. As the Nazi's continue their Third Reich
on the moon, two astronauts discover the swastika-shaped based on the
surface which commences the story.
The story itself is quite ridiculous and at
times and it almost seems that Iron Sky is a video game, especially due
to the CGI and campy performances by all involved. However with that
said, Iron Sky is not meant to be a serious drama but rather it's a
tongue in cheek sci-fi film that has the modern-day allies going up
against the Nazi regime.
Needless to say, the film will definitely
become a cult hit thanks to its "web-like" production values and some
really amusing acting by Julia Dietze, Peta Sergeant, Götz Otto, Udo
Kier, Christopher Kirby and Kym Jackson. The film itself is set in 2018
and there's some interesting story elements that have been linked to the
last moon landing by the US in the 70's. Can the allies stop this goose
stepping army from launching their armada upon an unsuspecting world?
The answer lies at the end of this film which I won't spoil for those
Video/Audio & Special Features
Video quality is quite impressive on
Blu-ray, thanks to the AVC encoded 1080p transfer. The attention to
detail is excellent, especially the close-ups. Colours are a little
muted and the entire film feels rather grey. CGI has this real 300 feel
to it and actually suits the ridiculous plot of a US president trying to
get re-elected and the newly discovered Nazi regime on the moon.
Audio is equally as good thanks to the
lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and has great levels and balance. The
film is both in English and German with clear dialogue and a great
soundtrack to compliment the story. In terms of special features,
there's a making of, commentary, behind the scenes and a photo gallery.
Nothing great but still a fun watch, especially the making of.
In the end, Iron Sky is one of the most
ridiculous films of the year that is actually quite entertaining thanks
to the amusing plot and over the top acting. It's like a video game come
to life with the bad CGI and is reminiscent of the original Wing
Commander film with a touch of the 300 thrown in for good measures. In
terms of acting, Julia Dietze is the star of Iron Sky and is almost
worth it just to see this attractive woman dressed as a Nazi.
What a film!