And it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
Admittedly, it looks like a semi-full of shredded cheese... the basic plot is that at the close of WW2 the Germans developed flying saucers and made it to the Moon, building a colony there. Fast forward 70 years, and you've got a Sarah Palinesque president looking to get men to the moon to boost her re-election chances. Said astronauts park their lander just over the horizon from Earth view (which wouldn't make any sense anyhow, since you need line of sight for communications...) and promptly find a crater where the Moon Nazis have been mining helium 3. (We're not told why - apparently for power but it's not explained.)
One astronaut's killed, the other captured - and various silliness ensues. There was quite a bit of hilarity in the audience, most at the political machinations of the President.
Iron Sky's been on a very limited release - only reason I caught it was a mention of it on IO9.com, and I thought I'd see if it were going to be shown locally. And it was - once.
The crowd ranged from, oh, early 20s to (mostly) late 30s, with a smattering of gray-hairs. Considering the area, they were pretty liberal. I found their reactions in places to be kind of the opposite of mine, but I got over it and enjoyed the movie anyway.
Until the closing credits.
(Spoiler - but I think it's fairly safe to say that anyone reading this blog at this point will likely never see Iron Sky, unless you search it out and buy it on Amazon.)
The end result is a nuclear war on Earth. The Americans see the Helium 3 reserves the Nazis have been mining, and so does the rest of the world. They want to share, Sarah Palin (of course, considering how she's been played to that point) doesn't - and though we don't know who threw the first nuke, the end result is a world in darkness - war breaks out.
The final sequences show the moon with a big chunk out of it, with the sun shining through. (Don't even want to think how much energy it would take to vaporize that large a chunk of the moon's surface...) The we scan down to a hazy, evening/nighttime Earth. Then... you have a flash and a small bright mushroom cloud forms with lights going out in the grid around it for miles.
This got a bark of laughter from the crowd.Then, the second one went off, and I think they realized what they were seeing wasn't meant for amusement. Then a third went off... and silence descended.
The crowd was subdued leaving the theater, for some strange reason.
I've gotten into the habit of giving out DVDs as gifts at Christmas. Don't think I'd put this one in a bag... I might get a copy for myself - the special effects were pretty decent, all in all and especially considering the limited budget they had.
Iron Sky - It might be worth a look, if you like cheesy SF B-movies.
But what I'd like to see next... is Man Conquers Space.
I hope THAT one comes about...