I've been following the progress of the Nazis on the moon movie Iron Sky for years. It has finally arrived in UK cinemas - or has it?

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by jrp1349

    on 4 Jun 2012 22:59

    I saw Iron Sky on its one day release over a week ago, and had to see it at the Showcase cinemas in Manchester, as I was originally going to see it at the Cornerhouse, but that screening had sold out the Monday before the Wednesday one day screening.
    The film itself was superb, a great B-movie, funny and with some excellent effects that looked great especially as it wasnt made on big budget compared to big action blockbusters of the Hollywood variety. My only complaint about it was maybe the Sarah Palin esque president character was probably a few years too late as a form of satire, but then this is only a very small setback in what is otherwise a superb and entertaining film. Im glad that this has had extra screenings, it deserves a wider audience, as the sold out screening at the cornerhouse (which has since shown it again) and the busy screening at the one i attended (probably the busiest ive seen the showcase on a visit there) shows that there is a market out there for this sort of film and like minded people are willing to go to the cinema to see it, rather than wait for a dvd release or sadly end up downloading it and watching it on a smaller screen. Iron Sky is designed for the cinema not the tv or computer screen.

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by Hugo Newell

    on 1 Jun 2012 23:32

    Unfortunetely i missed the cinematic release but bought it on DVD based on your reccommendation.

    WHAT A FILM! Really shows how B-Movies should be made. It had the right balance of comedy, special effects, and action. But what makes it rilliant is the shear simplicity of the film. A simple idea, not overcomplicated, and done with a limited budget. But it goes to show what good directors can do with an action movie, regardless of budget. Michael Bay, take note.

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  • Comment number 64. Posted by tab hunter

    on 1 Jun 2012 19:02

    i have been waiting for this film since you first mentioned it and have been part of there funding scheme but unfortunately i missed the screening at my local cinema but monday morning went out and bought it on blu-ray sat and watched it alone and enjoyed the experience of people bemoaning films as they do in my local nowadays

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  • Comment number 63. Posted by Truchsess

    on 1 Jun 2012 08:50

    I've seen "Iron Sky" on the big screen, in a little cinema in Zürich (yes, I'm Swiss :-D).
    It's completly preposterous, all over the place, often times makes no sense at all and has some of the worst overacting I have ever seen!
    In other words: I loved it!
    The director obveausly knew exactly what he was doing and since all the things I called on before were obveausly deliberate, it makes for an extremly pleasurable movie going experience for any cinephile.

    Unfortunately, the screening I attended was pretty empty. It was only me, a friend of mine, and three other people. And out of those five people, I think I was the only person who really enjoyed every moment of the movie.
    The rest of the audience didn't seem very amused, but I got 90 minutes of smiling, laughing out loud and giggeling like a mad man :-)

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  • Comment number 62. Posted by TheThinWhiteDude2708

    on 31 May 2012 13:59

    I'm looking forward to seeing Iron Sky. I unfortunately missed the Wednesday 23rd of May screening in the Queen's Film Theatre, but where there's a will, there's a way!

    It is fascinating though how Revolver haven't really pushed Iron Sky as well as they perhaps could have. I mean, look the marketing strategies behind Roger Corman's work as a producer and the block-booking in theatres of low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s. These older examples and the contemporary, concept-driven cinema must surely show that there is always going to be a market out there for 'Nazis in Space.'

    While Revolver have done a good job in the past capitalising on the marketability of films such as Exit Through The Gift Shop and Kidulthood, there are certain interesting films in the back catalogue which just didn't get the push they deserved. The underrated JCVD could have had a crossover run in both the art-house independents and multiplex theatres, while the first time I heard of Tony (London Serial Killer), the best horror film in it's year of release, was when I picked up for £4 at my local HMV.

    I think it a disservice as a distributor to decide to capitalise on 'popular' marketing trends and pull publicity stunts, while not having the will to take risks and put the machine behind films that need, and would find, a strong audience.

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  • Comment number 61. Posted by adamhowardcross

    on 31 May 2012 12:12

    I recently watched Iron Sky - not in theatres but via the wonderful world of the internet - I found the production value to be extremely high and enjoyed the many anti-america jokes and statements very much but the story lacks a certain something to make it a good film - not a terrible film, but not a good one. The fact that most of the film seems to be riding on the back of a quasi-comedic black/albino gag makes it somewhat tiring towards the end.

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  • Comment number 60. Posted by Gudrun T

    on 30 May 2012 11:41

    I have seen the film April 10th in Germany in a medium sized cinema. I was curious and took the opportunity to spend an evening with my son (who belongs to the target audience). The only thing I expected was to have a first-hand informed view after having seen the film but not much more. I was surprised that the audience was not only young and male persons but a lot of girls as well and also people like me more in their second or third phase of youth. The cinema was almost sold and the experience to see it together with this crowd was really nice. A lot of laughs and comments throughout. All I can say about the film itself is that I was really entertained and was surprised about the intelligent dialogue and use of humour. I will definitely buy the DVD and enjoy seeing it again and again with different groups of people in my house.

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  • Comment number 59. Posted by robg

    on 29 May 2012 21:00

    I've just seen Iron Sky at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square. What a gloriously bonkers experience it was. Any film that has Nazis on the moon as its central premise has got a great deal of work to do to be worth the entrance fee and I am pleased to report that Iron Sky delivered. It delivered some great casting (with the gorgeous Julia Deitze stealing pretty much every scene she was in), some great laughs (way more than the six laugh minimum) and a great dollop of entertainment for pretty much the whole of its running time. There are so many subtle jokes and nods that I will have to get it on DVD and watch it again (and almost certainly again) to catch them all. A great recommendation from the good Dr K. If you're only going to watch one movie about moon Nazis, make it this one!

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  • Comment number 58. Posted by Tom Harris

    on 29 May 2012 18:54

    I was annoyed when I heard "Iron Sky" was to be given such a limited release. Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that it is already available to rent via iTunes and Apple TV. I shall watch it at my leisure this week.

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  • Comment number 57. Posted by jaylcookie

    on 29 May 2012 17:48

    Well it could never live up to the hype, & it didn't. The central idea is great but the movie has a rather labourious pace & is only occasionally the fun sci-fi B movie I expected. Tonally I wanted something more akin to Mars Attacks with nazis but instead got too much heavy handed political satire & rather weak gags with a totally flat midsection. Admittedly the fx are impressive but overall this is just another 'great-idea-shame-about-the-movie-' film. At least The Asylum's Nazis at the Earth's Core had a (SPOILER ALERT) cyborg Hitler!!

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