Weekend Round-Up – Iron Sky and a Question….
Happy Monday folks, This is the time of the week when I round up my viewing at FRC Towers, this week we watched Iron Sky.
How is everyone today? Sitting comfortably? Did you have a good weekend? Excellent / Ah that is a shame (remove the response that doesn’t fit.
This weekend we only watched one film, Iron Sky (review below) that is because on Saturday we got a brief break in the terrible weather that was large enough for us to have some friends around for a BBQ. It was a brilliant day / night and Dolly got to play with her best friend Ruby, which was nice to see. Thick as Thieves they are.
Anyway, at the BBQ I noticed that I use a lot of quotes from films in normal conversation. OK not normal conversation, but as a joke / phrase or something familiar. I didn’t really notice before but films and their famous quotes seem to be shaping the way I speak. My favorite one at the moment is the following…
“Forget it Jake, It’s Chinatown”
I use this all the time. I change the name to whom I am speaking to and Chinatown to what we are talking about. It is starting to get annoying now. HAHAH
“Forget it Lyn, It’s Dog Food”
Or something like that, thing is no one recognizes it, and I am left the only one laughing!! HAHA Oh well, dementia has settled it nicely.
Good friend of FRC, Nostra at My FilmViews always does a great post on Monday, called Monday Movie Question. Where he puts a question to his readers. Today I would like to do the same…
What Famous Film Quote Do You Find Yourself Using In Daily Conversation?
I look forward to reading your stories…
Anyway on to Iron Sky….
OK I am going to start this review with a politically in correct question… Who doesn’t like Nazis? Not the real NAZIs that tore through europe in the middle of the last century, or even the NEO NAZIs that promote racism and ethnic cleansing. I mean on screen NAZIs. The ones that are seen in many dreary WAR films that are saved from the pits of dispair by the choice of using Hitler’s Boys as the villain of choice. Add an extra element in the mix and I am usually sold, Zombie Nazis? Zombies on The Moon? This is where Iron Sky steps in…
Iron Sky is set in 2018 and the American President, who looks strangely like Sarah Palin and even has a catch phrase, decides to send two astronauts, one black on white, to the moon. Not for exploration, simply as a publicity stunt for her re election. Whilst on the Moon surface the astronauts discover a hidden Nazi Helium 3 processing plant. James Washington, a black model turned astronaut is captured by the NAZIs and taken to their swastika shaped base, where his skin colour and jive talk is almost horrifying to its inhabitants.
You see these NAZIs escaped earth in 1945 when the War was all but lost. You are going to have to make massive jumps in believability to go with this film. I mean if they had the Tech to get to the Moon in 1945, how did they lose the War? Anyway let us carry on. Washington’s arrival strikes fear in most of the NAZIs as they see it as a signal that Americans are going to invade the moon, but for Ubermensch Klaus Adler this is sign that the time is perfect for the NAZIs to conquer Earth.
This Finnish / Australian production is an odd one. The comedy is so off centre that it makes you squirm more than laugh and in the first 20 minutes i found myself grabbing for the remote. The NAZI base although brilliantly realized for the small budget does leave a little to the imagination. An amusing airlock scene was particularly poor and cringe worthy, and reminded me of something that Kenny Everett may have produced in the 80s.
When the NAZIs make their return to Earth, the pace drops off a bit but the bonkers tone stays the same. With the NAZIs becoming campaign managers to the President, while the Albino’d (yes the NAZIs bleached his skin) Washington becomes a street person ranting about there are NAZIs on the moon. The film does a good job in making jokes about all races and creeds, it is a shame though that most of the jokes are not funny and more cringe worthy. The craziness doesn’t stop until the credits role, you just wait until you see a certain persons BATTLE outfit…. Bonkers.
Nazis on the Moon is one of those ideas that must have been dreamed up whilst at a party and a wee bit tipsy. Nice idea, bonkers, it must work!! Well unfortunately for me, it didn’t. But, once I turned off my brain and settled back in my chair it is probably one of the craziest films I have ever seen.
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer. Check out his home set up HERE
Have you seen this film? What did you do at the weekend? What about a Movie Quote? Comment below…