Monday, January 6, 2014

Iron Sky (2012)

Number Rolled: 43
Movie Name/Year: Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 92 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Writer: Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
Actors: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Gotz Otto, Udo Kier, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Pruckner, Michael Cullen, Kym Jackson, Ben Siemer, Tom Hobbach, Milo Kaukomaa, Vivian Schneider

When the president sends a couple of men to the moon in 2018, World War II has been over for over sixty years. However, there is a group of Nazi’s that never quite learned that fact. They escaped in the last moments of the war and reside on the unexplored dark side of the moon. There they have continued their training, and the training of the next generations, all in the name of creating the master race.

I first learned of this movie a while back when I saw the trailer for it on YouTube. Instantly, I knew it could go one of two ways: hilarious beyond belief or serious and intent on a message. I also knew that if the writer/director took the movie as far as possible on either side, it could be fantastic. Unfortunately, it was the forgotten third option that won the struggle. The movie didn’t go far enough in either direction. So, what you are left with is a terrible concoction of attempts at seriousness that get confused with the overacting mess that is an equal attempt at sardonic humor. Add to that the fact that the writers clearly had no faith in the audience, over-writing everything, and you have what turns out to be 92 wasted minutes of your life.

I would have loved to love this movie. I just couldn’t. Even if the script had been the best possible, the actors were terrible (except for Julia Dietze) and the general path the plot took was actually overdone despite the original idea it tried to follow.

Long story short: it’s not worth it.

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.5/5
Overall Opinion – 1.5/5

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