IRON SKY (eOne, 2012) D: Timo Vuorensola, w/ Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby. Rating: NNN; DVD package: NNN Rating: NNN
Iron Sky has the wackiest premise this side of Sharktopus, but it isn't the cheesefest you might expect.
Somehow its makers have turned utter silliness into a funny, moderately exciting straight-faced comedy.
Nazis who've been hiding on the dark side of the moon since 1945 capture an American astronaut and decide it's time to invade Earth.
First come the misadventures of the advance party, then the space battle involving rock-throwing dirigibles, flying saucers and, of course, an ultimate weapon.
Aryan superman Klaus (Götz Otto), who's scheming to be the next führer, and his fiancée, Renate (Julia Dietze), get hired to provide patriotic image and oratory for a Sarah Palin-like president, while the captured astronaut (Christopher Kirby), an African-American transformed by weird Nazi experiments, scrambles to save the day.
Amid the usual production stories on their commentary, director Timo Vuorensola and visual effects producer Samuli Torssonen explain how they first arrived at the idea.
EXTRAS Commentary, making-of doc, on-set footage. English, French audio and subtitles.