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Iron Sky: A feeble sense of humour means Nazis will love it

by | 17th, February 2012

THE Berlinale film festival has given a platform to Iron Sky, the Finnish film in which moon-living Nazis invade Earth

It’s 2018 and the Nazis are zooming back to Earth for one final dash at conquest. As Werner Von Braun said: “Vot gos up musst kom down.”

Director Timo Vuorensola told The Wall Street Journal:

“It’s a funny thing, you make a movie about Moon Nazis and the people who get offended are the Americans. I was expecting the Germans to take it badly… I find that when you make fun of Americans, but you aren’t an American, it’s not always accepted.”

The Germans are too scared to be offended. After all, there are World War 2 bomber on the moon. They knew about this years ago. We all did.

Anyhow, is the film any good? The Guardian’s Andrew Pulver says it’s “one giant damp squib” – “not nearly as funny or cruel as its killer premise suggests“.

Cripes! If you can’t rely on Nazis to be cruel, what can you rely on?

The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney is underwelmed:

There’s lots of good stuff here, just not enough subversive wit in the writing or skilled comic delivery from the cast. The nagging thought keeps arising that this is a comedy made by people with a feeble sense of humour.”

Nazis should love it:



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