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August 10th, 2012
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[film] Iron Sky
Went to Carmike 15, one of my least-favorite local theaters [1] to see Iron Sky, the "Finnish-German-Australian comic science fiction action film" about the Fourth Reich on the dark side of the moon returning to Earth in 2018 for the first time since 1945, facing a Sarah Palinesque US President and mining helium-3. It was nice they didn't manage to squeeze in a reference to zero-point energy anywhere.

While the film's idea of subtle nuance is naming the American male lead character Washington, Iron Sky is pure low-to-mid-budget tongue in cheek dieselpunk kitsch that reminded me of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, but with the caveat that Iron Sky was more fun because it doesn't pretend to take itself seriously for a moment. Nods to multiple SF films throughout, including Star Wars and Independence Day.

As an addendum I must mention a novel that is also funny AND also about Nazis returning to Earth after a long gap, although not from a lunar Elba: DK Moran's Terminal Freedom.

[1] I only go there if a film is running nowhere else. For note, I believe the last two times I was there were for Cronenberg's A History of Violence and the Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst.

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Date:August 17th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
The DVD and Blu-Ray are out, and there's limited screenings around the country run by this site called Tugg. http://www.tugg.com/ You're welcome. It was actually a fun movie.
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