Genuinely entertaining, give it a chance!
Iron Sky review
15th September 2012
I can see in the ratings that opinions vary massively on this movie. That's understandable, it is difficult to decide what to make of it. However, although it is obviously a silly premise (or is it? xD) it is in my opinion an honestly solid flick, with good action, good acting, and good special effects.
Given the alternative reality of the 'what if the nazis had kept it going?' it also supplies some thought provocation. There's a bit where someone mentions Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator,' saying it's one of the best short movies. Later when she's on earth, the lady goes to a cinema to see it, to find the version she knew was heavily edited to fit the nazi propaganda, and in fact the movie is a parody of Hitler, and is genuinely surprised that nazis are seen as the bad guys. It makes one remember, however reluctantly, that nazis were humans too, and genuinely thought they were doing the right thing. No bad thing, given how unbalanced opinions are and how easy it is to write the nazis off as wholly evil, and be done with it.
There's more to this movie than first appears, I'm confident that anyone with an appreciation of the history and an open mind will find it hugely entertaining.