Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Iron Sky - Nazis from the dark side of the moon - one night only at the QFT!

If I told you that the QFT was screening a film this time next week about Nazis in space, you’d perhaps question whether seeing Morons from Outer Space as a child had affected my ability to distinguish good science fiction from flawed sci fi!

And if I added that the Finnish-German-Australian film took six years to produce and is only being released for a single day in UK cinemas – next Wednesday – you might also tilt your head to one side, raise an eyebrow and slow shake your head.

But for your delight and delectation, the Queens Film Theatre are screening Iron Sky at 9pm on Wednesday 23 May. It’s certain to become a comedy sci fi cult classic. And it’s probably* not quite as terrible as it sounds.
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. [They planned to return in 2018 to conquer Earth.]

When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon F├╝hrer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected...
The US President in the film looks (and acts) a little like Sarah Palin …

As one reviewer on IMDB said:
The script is absolutely cheesy, the visual effects are astonishing, and the action is non-stop. There isn't much to say about the film besides the fact that it's a strange yet entertaining time at the movies and you're sure to not forget it because, even though some people will hate it and others will like it, the story is just so random you can't not remember it. Definitely one to check out for yourself, but just a heads-up for everyone; there's NOTHING realistic about the film. That's another reason why it's really fun.
Tickets still available from the QFT. See it on the big screen before it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on 28 May!

* I’ll confirm the veracity of how terrible it is after I see it next week!

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