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As film plots go, comedy Iron Sky is a headline-grabber: in 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018, they are coming back to invade Earth. No wonder since its first screening at the Berlin Film Festival, it has caused both comment and controversy.
But is the low-budget production, made by Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, actually worth the hype?
"It's a tremendously politically incorrect film," says Vuorensola. "I wanted to make something fun. We're not aiming to preach here, and we're not being offensive, but we do have a message."
The film starts in 2018, with an American landing on the Moon, staged to help secure the current Sarah Palin-esque president a re-election. The astronauts are captured by a group of Nazis, who have been hiding on the dark side of the Moon since the end of World War II.
They are plotting an invasion of Earth. This thrills the US president, who believes a war will automatically win her another term in office.
"Obviously, it's got something to say about war-mongering," says Vuorensola.
"In the film, I put some words that the Nazi Joseph Goebbels actually spoke, and put them into the mouth of the US president. We are still speaking the same nonsense as we did then.
"Nobody escapes in this film. The Nazis are just used to reveal the true colours of all the politicians in this story."
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Here's a link to watch it streaming(not download). It is a cam copy, but pretty good. I am watching it tonight.