In this episode of Intro to Geek, Shaun and I talk about Iron Sky, and independent film that is so terri-bad that I had to combine two negatives and hyphenate them. Here’s a summary of the plot:
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Two Naziofficers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.
Full disclosure: I did not finish watching Iron Sky. I just couldn’t. I know it’s not supposed to be a big blockbuster that’s amazing and awesome sauce, but c’mon. I sat through SyFy movies less painful than this. If it were ever released in theaters everywhere, this would be worse than Skyline. I will give it this, however, the concept of a faction of Nazis living on the moon is a funny idea. If given an entirely knew creative team, a new crew, a better actors, this could be right up there with Pluto Nash…but slightly better.