‘Iron Sky’ has wit and charm for an otherwise serious set of topics
“Iron Sky” has been grabbing attention for almost two years as the film about Space Nazis, and thanks to Tugg and Dane101, a screening in the Madison area was provided. After many budgetary constraints, the film was finally able to paint us the world of 2018, imagining Sarah Palin as President, and a world where The Third Reich did not simply lay down and die, but rather escaped to the Dark Side of the Moon.
The plot follows Renate, a young attractive Space Nazi, under the impression that the return to earth is to teach humans of the peace they have learned. She is interested in astronaut Washington, captured by the Moon Nazis, despite her engagement to Adler, the soon-to-be leader of The Fourth Reich. In need of more computing power to get their invasion of Earth started, the three of them must go to New York.
With a proper mix of visual effects and European humor, the film succeeded at keeping the audience lively and engaged. With comedy from the super obvious to the extremely witty, there isn’t a gag or joke that wasn’t hilariously played. Between the subtle jabs at American Culture, to the USS George W. Bush super-ship meant for space battle, the audience was hardly ever at a loss for laughter.
Creating a very enjoyable New York environment, equipped with our beloved astronaut Washington, unknown after his forced race-change, washed up holding a sign and screaming about Moon Nazis. But soon after he is reconnected with Renate, she discovers what the Fourth Reich has really been planning, after she views the entirety of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” and meeting a gang of neo-Nazis on the streets of the big city. Soon, the invasion of Earth begins and the rest is history.
After years of waiting, many Madison film buffs were pleased that the screening finally happened, with over 110 reservations, the crowd was large and the sound of chuckles and laughs overpowered the speakers. Obviously, everyone had a fun time.
Is “Iron Sky” on par with The Godfather? No, it is simply a well-made, well-written comedy. Additionally, it was well-acted. Cast members did an excellent job maintaining their characters, despite years of stop-and-go shooting schedules.
“Iron Sky” is an incredibly enjoyable 90 minutes of ridiculous and witty humor that one doesn’t have to think twice about. It is exactly what a film about Moon Nazis should be.