Iron Sky [Trailer]
Iron Sky is a sci-fi satire about space travel movies. It was made on an extremely low budget but not in Hollywood, which gives me all the reason in the world to give it a shot. There needs to be more films coming out of places other than Hollywood.
The trailer for this movie is hilarious, which hopefully is very promising for the movie itself. The first four minutes of the film were released online this week. This clip was not that funny, but it had a couple moments. It does show that this movie does not beat around the bush but rather dives right in on the plot, and that would be “moon Nazis.”
The premise is that after WWII, the Nazis fled the planet and headed to the dark side of the moon. By 2018, the Nazis decide it is time to take over Earth after they mistake a moon landing as an invasion. The President of the United States (that is the character’s actual name) is played by Stephanie Paul, and she would be Sarah Palin’s doppelganger if not for the southern accent. It sounds kind of hokey, and this movie could have easily led down the path of movies such as Scary Movie. Instead, think more along the lines of Mel Brooks when it comes to satire because Iron Sky turns into something far beyond expectations. Wired said, “Surprisingly, Iron Sky succeeds as a wickedly fun adventure comedy.”
This movie will release in the United States on April 4, in limited theaters. It was created in Finland by an entire Finnish crew. One great accomplishment for this film is the amount of special effects that were used. The director Timo Vuorensola said, “In Finland, nobody has done a film with so many special effects.” He said that there were 890 used, which is the same as in the last Transformers movie, and they were possibly created with the same amount of money used for Transformers’ catering budget.
This film proves that it is possible to make movies for less than what is being sold now-a-days. Iron Sky was created on 7.5 million euros; 10% of that was raised through the Internet. It will probably end up making a great profit after its release in the U.S.