As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.
Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.Written by
In September 2017 it was reported that five animators and VFX specialists who created some visual elements for the cult "Nazis on the Moon" film Iron Sky, have filed suit against the film's producers, claiming copyright infringement of their work. In a copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the five claimants accuse Finnish producers Blind Spot and the Iron Sky Universe, the group that handles rights to the Iron Sky brand, of using design elements they created without obtaining the proper rights and without giving proper compensation. The plaintiffs claim their creative contribution to the Iron Sky franchise is such that they should also be considered as joint copyright holders of the original movie. Iron Sky producer Tero Kaukomaa, in an email exchange with THR, declined to comment on the suit, saying he had not yet seen it, but called the claims erroneous and groundless. He pointed to numerous similar, and unsuccessful, attempts by the lead plaintiff in the case, Trevor Baylis, to claim copyright for his work done on Iron Sky. Kaukomaa described Baylis as a trainee on the VFX team during the first Iron Sky film, who "performed technical duties related to 3D modeling" and could not be considered a creator of the film in any way. In May 2018, the court resolved the case in favour of Iron Sky Universe. In the court's opinion the nature of the plaintiff's work did not award copyrights to them, apart from a single spaceship, the copyright of which had already been legally transferred to the production company. See more »
In one scene Hitlers hands are balled up but in the next scene they are now clasped together. See more »
In the beginning of the movie, intersected with the President of the United States being evacuated to Antarctica during the nuclear war, are scenes of Vladimir Putin stripping off his shirt for an acrobatic martial-arts / dance routine, accompanied to a jaunty tune promising the end of humanity by the Vril and claiming to take their place as Earth's dominant race. See more »
I gave the first Iron sky a 8/10. For a crazy plot it somehow all worked really well, good humor. Some likable characters. And it felt cohesive.
The sequel on the other hand feels like a bit of a mess. You can see the potential for a better film and it's pretty frustrating. The VFX for a 20 mil budget is pretty good. But the plot is just ridiculous and not in a good way like its predecessor. Most of characters were not funny and badly written. It doesn't make sense in really badly written ways that i feel could've been easily changed to make it a bit better than it was and not so by the numbers with plot holes that take you away from immersion in the wacky world they're trying to represent. Personally if i wrote this film, I would've taken it in a entirely different direction.
All the pop culture references mostly didn't work as intended, instead of being funny it was just cringey.
And the ending was just dumb and rushed.
But I didn't hate the film, I was mildly entertained, enjoyed the visuals/world they created and because i liked the first film quite a bit, perhaps im being a little forgiving when giving it a 5/10. I can understand why people would vote it lower tho.
A younger, high audience may get more enjoyment out of this. I'm getting older and don't smoke bud anymore. Perhaps that made a difference in my enjoyment, I dunno.
I'd say to give it a go if you liked the first film, make your own assessment. I can imagine there will be some people who will like it. Its definitely not totally terrible.
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