Iron Sky (2012) Review

Feels like a high budget B movie, will help to mention that I like B movies. It’s more Sci-Fi than comedy but it does have its moments and it did make me laugh at times. If you want to watch a film with no brains but some very funny political jokes then this film is for you.

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.

The advice I would give to readers is, I wouldn’t necessarily buy it but if you have Netflix or Love Film, well any of those pay monthly things then yeah check it out. Tim’s Film Reviews: Don’t pay but try to watch if you can.


To start off let’s talk about the acting. The acting was actually pretty good considering it’s a comedy Sci-Fi about Nazi’s invading the earth, which takes skill. The main characters where at times very funny and make for great watching. The rest of the cast do a great job with a great villain role going to Udo Kier being as bad as always, the Moon Führer performance was great and I don’t think anyone else could have done the part. In terms of humour the best part was James Washington (Christopher Kirby), mainly for the Black guy being turned white which really made me laugh. Julia Dietze was gorgeous and since I have never seen any of her other films it was a pleasant surprise doing some great work as Renate Richter the hot Nazi teacher who can also kick some ass.

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Now then the special effects were clearly the winner in this film. The budget was a shockingly low $7M and when you watch it you will see why I say that. The effects were very good and somebody should win an award for that, but I doubt they will. If there is anything that would win me over in a Sci-Fi film then it would be a great space battle. And boy does this have a great space battle which did throw me off guard when I first watched it. Considering the budget it was very good and I have seen much larger budget films with far less skill and dedication applied to the art of special effects. The film is very unique in the fact that it’s mainly in English (thank god) but was made entirely in Finland, Germany and Austria. This does make me think that I could genuinely enjoy watching more European films, because every time I see something from France or Italy I just get bored or confused by the complete lack of stupid fun. But this film has that in bundles and plenty of action.

I am genuinely impressed with these visuals.

The best review I found would be either “The space battle scenes are impressive, Julia Dietze is sexy and demure as the Nazi schoolteacher sent to Earth and there are genuinely funny moments.” Mark Adams. This review works well for me mainly because it’s what I think too, plus most people disagree with our view so reviewers should stick together. My favourite scene would be when the United States battle satellite needed back up and every country in the United Nations ended up stating that they also had illegal battle satellites, which was absolutely hysterical because the politic joke in that is rather relevant to what they basically do, United States: “this is a great violation of the international space treaty that you all signed” Pakistan: “You broke it first” United States: “yes but we always brake it”. Funny names for the ships as well Dundee 01, Spitfire, USS George Bush and the MIR one made me laugh.

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9 responses to “Iron Sky (2012) Review”

  1. sanclementejedi says :

    O I see it’s streaming on Netflix, I was wondering why this is the 2nd review I have read for this film today. I am going to have to add this to my queue, sounds like goofy B movie fun.


  2. The Focused Filmographer says :

    I wasn’t expecting this to be anything groundbreaking and I am glad you watched it with that intent before reviewing it. This high budget B movie with good visuals doesn’t really appeal too much to me, but it does look fun for those that’d like it. Thanks for the review.


  3. mistylayne says :

    What, what? A secret Nazi space program?? This sounds amazing!!!


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