Saturday, February 18, 2012

Iron Sky

Not since the Norwegian film  "Død Snø" have we seen the return of classic Nazi's in modern day settings. I use the term "classic" meaning that I am not referring to neo nazis nor white supremacy.  No, in fact "Iron Sky" is about how in 1945 during their defeat, escaped to the moon and have been waiting for the last 75 years been plotting their revenge.  Ludicrous, huh?

Taking conspiracy theories, Science-Fiction themes along with a touch of parody, Finnish director Timo Vuorensola and writers Johanna Sinisalo and  Jarmo Puskala bring us "Iron Sky."  Stating that V2 rocket scientist Hans Kammler (he was real) developed anti gravity technology and along with loyal supporters escaped to the moon 24 years prior to Apollo 11's landing. Hiding out on the dark side of the moon, the Nazis have been planning to retake the Earth and build an new glorious Fourth Reich.  This is director Timo Vuorensola's third film. His first film was a short called  "Norjalainen huora" (The Norwegian whore) that runs about 24 minutes.  In 2005 he directed "Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning" a parody of "Star Trek."  What is unique about "Iron Sky," is how it was made.  Collaborating with viewers through the website "Wreck a Movie," they focused not on the end product, but the process.  On February 11th 2012 "Iron Sky"  premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and is due out in the United States on March 10th 2012.  Vuorensola's Finland won't see the film until three days later on March 13th 2012. 

It has been well over half a century -- can we look back and laugh at the atrocity that was Hitler's Third Reich -- or are we so full of anger and hate that this film will just offend the hell out of us. You decide.

Take a peek at the trailers and let me know what you think...

Teaser trailer 

 Official Trailer Testimonials

Theatrical Poster

Movie Data

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Year:  2012
Staring: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier, Peta Sergeant
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Producer(s): Oliver Damian, Tero Kaukomaa, Samuli Torssonen
Writer: Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
Rating: R
Running Time: 93 minutes
Release Date: 4/4/2012

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