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iron sky review

Some things are best enjoyed in small doses. And, if Iron Sky is anything to go by, moon-Nazis fit firmly into that category. One word to describe this film would be original, and for that very notion, I thought, it warrants a look, as originality is so rare in films these days, that was undoubtedly a mistake.

The set up is that Hitler sent a military unit into space in 1945, to hide out in a swastika-shaped fortress until they’ve built an Earth-annihilating super-weapon, see? If that’s not original I don’t know what is.

The unfortunate thing is that an original concept doesn’t automatically make a good film. For the first half hour the lunar lunacy is enjoyable, with surprisingly impressive effects and design. But once the action switches to our planet, it all changes, to be honest with you I couldn’t figure out what was going on. All the characters had about as much depth as your average big brother contestant and the plot just sort of drifted away like a helium balloon and by the time the story got pulled back to earth all interest is lost.

When I first saw the trailer for this film I was excited because it looked not only original, but it looked like great fun to watch as well. But like I said at the beginning of the review, some things are much better in small doses, Iron Sky works better as a trailer than a feature, which is such a shame because a lot of people are going to have the same impression as I did and be, ultimately, let down and disappointed.