For the last few years I've been following with interest the progress of Iron Sky, an independently financed Finnish movie about Nazis hiding back on the moon and invading the earth.

Iron Sky premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and now I've had a chance to see it. But is it any good?

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  • Comment number 68. Posted by andybmac

    on 7 Nov 2012 23:24

    I've just watched this on LoveFIlm instant. I knew nothing about the film - just saw it in the list and clicked it. Brilliant. Independence Day meets Mars Attacks and trips over Monty Python on its way.

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  • Comment number 67. Posted by Chris Wall

    on 15 Jul 2012 07:45

    Mark what is wrong with you? Iron Sky is by far.......the worst film I have ever seen. As a film enthsiast who goes to watch small local film premieres, short stories and from when I was a media student I have never watched anything like that before. Truly awful film with some half sexy ladies and decent space effects... Don't even get me started on the "killer" scene on the roof, I could do better with a camera phone and pc!

    Mark you need to watch this again as I think you must have been ill or something. Awful awful awful. Excellent plot full of let downs!!!

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by Andyh

    on 6 Jun 2012 13:12

    Maybe slightly flawed, but very funny (and I'm sure I missed a lot of the in-jokes - especially in the design of the spaceships … George W Bush, indeed!)

    I have recently seen Battleship, Avengers Assemble, and Iron Sky - the only one I want to see again doesn't come from Hollywood (which is presumably why the distributers have given it minimal screenings and even less publicity).

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by skvorecky

    on 5 Jun 2012 23:40

    I loved it. Sure is has plot holes you can fly a zeppelin through but who cares? It certainly entertained me a helluva lot more than 90% of the recent output from Hollywood or the main commercial studios. I'll continue to put my ticket money towards flawed but entertaining films rather than the rancid and insipid offerings that dominate the charts.

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  • Comment number 64. Posted by Shaunie Babes

    on 30 May 2012 15:02

    The special effects are excellent. The script could have done with tweaking. An extra fifteen minutes on the segment set on Earth would have made it flow better and expanded on the fish-out-of-water jokes. I imagine CGI is cheaper to film than real life. It's full of plot holes. Person A lives on Earth for three months and never finds out the Nazis were the bad guys ! Nice Downfall reference but the estate of Stanley Kubrick should sue.

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  • Comment number 63. Posted by grecianrediness

    on 29 May 2012 17:44

    Living in a backwater like Taunton there was never the remotest prospect of seeing this on the big screen unless I'd gone to Exeter mid week. Instead I've just watched this on sky store.

    I can't be the only one underwhelmed by this Shirley? Love the idea but not enough quotable lines for a film of this type and neither is it anything like camp or hammy enough. Maybes as the Good Doctor hinted this is a case of a film that those passionate about these kind of movies were never going to be blown away by.

    It gave me the odd titter but nothing more and I spent a lot of it hankering for something truly trashy and 80s or even somemat like Bubba Ho-Tep which I thoroughly enjoyed at the cine and on DVD.

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  • Comment number 62. Posted by Gort Jr

    on 27 May 2012 12:07

    Saw this at a late showing on the one-day release so many of my fellow viewers were pretty well lubricated - just the audience you need for this kind of film. Some gags fell flat as a lunar maria but most worked and some were very good. Six laughs or more rule, passed with A*. The film is filled with good ideas, many of which could have made the basis of a film on their own so I, for one, was happy to pay my £6 and will fork out for the blu-ray too in the hope it keeps these guys working. Thirty times as clever as Avatar at 1/30 of the price. And no smurfs.

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  • Comment number 61. Posted by gjack

    on 25 May 2012 18:02

    I took five friends to see it at the Exeter Picturehouse on Wednesday23rd and they all seemed to enjoy it. There's a lot of allegory here. There's not a major difference between the US as depicted in 2018 and the Nazis who suddenly reappear. Take your best mates, have a few beers and enjoy the ride. Considering the miniscule budget, I think it came out pretty well. Julia Dietze is my new object of desire!

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  • Comment number 60. Posted by Catriona

    on 25 May 2012 16:28

    I haven't seen this movie although I really want to! Being a history phd student I absolutely love tongue and cheek historical movies, unlike a lot of my uptight counterparts. I am genuinely sad that none of my local cinemas are screening this as me and a lot of my non-history affiliated friends reaaalllly want to see it!

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  • Comment number 59. Posted by Harry Limes Shadow

    on 24 May 2012 19:21

    I saw this last night and really enjoyed it, the film looks like it cost many times its budget and the story expands beyond the tag line. Ignore the critics this film was worth the wait and well worth seeing.

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