Just seen it from lovefilm, its ok mostly, some good production values for a lower budget film but sometimes it looks like ****. It starts off with decent concept which imo never gets explored but there is quite a few stupid things that makes into bad comedy at times with the political parody and bad racial stereotypes. They even they managed to put a
This was better than I thought it would be. Some of the sets and special effects were incredibly well done, stunning at times in fact but then there are some which look really poor as if they've run out of money.
Its a b movie, so there are times where its all over the place and the payoff can never match the original idea and trailers, which is possibly why its taken such a panning from some critics although I'm not sure what they were expecting.
Definitely check this out now its available via so many different legit routes, it would be a shame if they don't at least make their money back given how long its taken to pull it together.
Good fun. I can see why the Americans think it is so poor - Euro funded, Nazis portrayed as a mixture of evil gits and innocents, "good guys" portrayed almost without exception as just as bad as the Nazis... lots of nods to other films some very subtle and some most definitely not. Could do with trimming some fat but overall really enjoyed it. Great space battles too, how can you not like that... and superb ending. Decent score too.
The ridiculous premise behind Iron Sky was 99% of the appeal originally, but in order for it to work it should have been played straight. Instead it's played as a farce, complete with Benny Hill style "oops, all my clothes fell off" moments, with a few lines of 5th form satire crudely gaffataped over it to give the impression that the film had loftier aspirations. Iron Sky actually owes a debt to Mel Brooks and not in a good way... If you put The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs into a blender this would be the result.
I'll attribute the badness of this to the fact that the script johnnies (for most of the blame must be theirs) were not working in their native tongue. Sure, it has some nice tunes, but you can thank Richard Wagner for that. And it occasionally looks great - the massive zeppelin fleet towing meteors, for example, was spectacular stuff - but this is a comedy, and as such it's as successful as a concrete kite. Most of the acting is on a par with the script, ie, embarrassing. I was tempted to chuck in the towel at the halfway mark and only Bay's Law ('Even bad films are films, and therefore sacred') kept me going.