Fleeing a world and a war they were likely to lose, Nazis retreat to the dark side of the Moon. The exiles to thrive on the Moon as they harness a precious energy source called Helium 3. It’s now 2018 and they’ve returned to claim back what they’ve lost in the last world war.
Science Fiction revels in the explanation of things we don’t understand. Iron Sky has none unfortunately. There’s never any reason given on how the Nazis made it to the moon in the first place. This would have a made a good movie unto itself.
The acting is intentional bad and farcical, although I would argue that it doesn’t go far enough. The characters are not particularly original but include a Sarah Palin like president, a jive talking male model turned astronaut, and an idealistic moon socialist female lead. The idealist Renata Richter is played by the very attractive Julia Dietze. She’s easy to look at but if a scene doesn’t contain CGI or her, you quickly realize how bad this film is.
The film has some equally great and horrible film making components. It has gorgeous CGI sequences that mimics the art direction of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. The film is book ended with great and intriguing visuals and a giant invasion scene. It’s the center of the movie that grinds into a snore-fest.