Six years from now, Nazis will descend from their swastika-shaped space station and attempt to takeover the world. But a Sarah Palin look-alike won’t have any of it. At least, this is the premise for a new film, “Iron Sky.”
“Iron Sky” director Timo Vuorensola explained the thinking behind the Nazi takeover film: ”Every science-fiction TV series has its Nazis, and every science-fiction film has more or less its Nazis. Well, not every one, but many epic ones. So this is taking that one step forward: Let’s just make it about Nazis!”
Vuorensola got the idea for the film after a friend told him about a dream he had while in a sauna, the Los Angeles Times reported. Let’s hope Vuorensola doesn’t get the majority of his ideas from that pal.
The film is so campy and ridiculous, that it doesn’t even seem like it is Nazis playing the bad guys. The Times wrote: “The film has its share of stereotypes, but the most insidious parts of Nazi history have not been included. There is no mention of anti-Semitism, and the film’s villains are more comic book baddies than twisted war criminals.”
“Iron Sky” is the most expensive film ever made in Finland, with its $10 million budget. However, there are no Finnish actors in the movie.
The science fiction parody premiered this week at the Berlin Film Festival, and will hit theaters in Germany and Finland in April. A U.S. release date is in the works.