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Iron Sky – review – movieScope

Anyone who thinks they are getting serious science fiction when they purchase a ticket for Iron Sky will be in for one hell of a surprise. Forged in the minds of mischievous Finnish film folk like director Timo Vuorensola, and given life by an international cabal of producers, it echoes the tongue-in-cheek lunacy of Starship Troopers.

When African American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) discovers a Nazi space station on the dark side of the moon in 2018, he is kidnapped and undergoes an Aryan transformation despite the amorous attentions of the crazy doctor’s attractive daughter Renate Richter (Julia Dietze). The two soon join power hungry Klaus Adler (Götz Otto)—who wants to become Fuhrer and claim Renate as his wife—on a fact finding visit to Earth. Sarah Palin wannabe President (Stephanie Paul) and her buxom campaign manager Vivian Wagner (Peta Sergeant) quickly take to the visitors, while the now albino astronaut Washington is pegged as a crazy tramp. When reigning Fuhrer Kortzfleisch (Udo Kier) makes an unannounced visit, it sparks off an attack on Earth from armoured Zeppelins that causes bedlam between world leaders.

If you can get past the occasional politically incorrect joke too far, Iron Sky is entertaining enough at a breezy 93 minutes, backed up by top notch special effects and a game cast who milk every scene.

 

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