VIDEO: Iron Sky (2012)

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Nazis on the moon invading earth? Does this movie really need any more description than that? Well, Sofie’s going to give it to you anyway, as she wholeheartedly recommends the overlooked 2012 satire Iron Sky!

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  • Randolph Quazalpene

    TY sofie! As usual you speak the truths! I also like your tag line at the end its quite good!

    It saddens me, that when I first heard about this movie, I had to kind of…well…get it throguh alternative means because its utter and complete lack of availablity of where I live when I first heard of it. There no theatre releases and there were rumors that even DVD releases locally would not happen at all, so I had to see it just in case in never came here. Now that its gotten some recognition and has availablity through other means (even PS3 network) I can finally get it for reals. Thanks Hollywood (and my national communications companies Im guessing) for trying so hard to make sure this was not seen here. Listen hollywood, I love some of your stuff, but there’s room in my heart for more than just you, stop being so jealous!.

    • Sofie Liv

      Well that sucks! thanks, I quite like it ^^

      Glad you enjoyed the movie when you finally got it, I truly do love it!

  • Alexa

    You should check out Renegade Cut’s overview of the film, which makes a great case for it being some of the best satire, and how completely unfair the reviews were for it.

    • Sofie Liv

      The movie had bad reviews?

      Well, here in Europe the reviews swung between being decent to positive. I am going to take a wild guess here and guess those were mainly American reviews not liking how it portrayed the political life?

      Which is one of the most genius strokes by the movie really, but oh well.

      • John Wilson

        It satire, satire a very touchy subject. There a website called the onion have lots of satire:).

        • Sofie Liv


          ….. those reviewers seems like ninnies, also I never got the word. “Political incorrect.” any-way, what the heck does that even mean? And does that mean you are not even allowed to question the guys ruling your bloody country??

          Oh well, speaks for the movies I suppose. It dares to go places, it dares!

      • Clu Gulager Alert!

        I’m American, and found the political satire to be quite amusing when I watched this last year, if a bit dated with regards to the Palin satire (though that has more to do with the fact that this movie was made over a very long period of time). It looks fantastic for the $10 million budget and the acting is…OK in most respects. For a low-budget, independent film, I’d give it a 95%. Compared to other movies in general, maybe a 70%. I need to watch it again, though.

        That said, I do think the political satire had something to do with some of the negative reviews, but it wasn’t the only thing. There were some scenes probably came off as…uncomfortable to American reviewers (by which I mean they would never be seen in a mainstream American movie). The scenes in which the astronaut (with skin bleached white) walks around New York come to mind.

        Also, I HIGHLY recommend the Iron Sky producers’ previous work: Star Wreck In the Pirkinning, which is basically a high end fan film parody of Star Trek and Babylon 5. It’s entirely in Finnish w/ English subtitles, but still quite humorous (and just as dark as Iron Sky).

        • Sofie Liv

          I guess some people would have a tough time handle it. But still! Give the film credit where credit is due.

          They didn’t play that scene up for laughs at all, they actually played it up as a sad serious scene, and illustrated where Elsa goes wrong. She genuinly believed they did him a favour and he had to say “No!” so Elsa could learn doing the movie.

          Also it pictured pretty well what Nazis are all about, race purity and all of that.

          And you still have to admit, an American movie would never take that route, making a nazi woman (whom is not overly kickass.) the hero, and let her go on a personal journey to change things. Then call out on all politicans of all nation and saying. “You are all fucked up.)

          … no.. America just wouldn’t. They would just cast Will Smith in the lead and let him go kick Nazi ass’s while the president worried sits by the phone, but gives a brave speech by the end.

          And yeah, Star Wreck is awesome! I wish the best for them and hope they will make another one, I really enjoy their movies so far. I mean wow, Independent company!? you are an inspiration for all.

  • danbreunig

    Film Renegado’s review for iron Sky brought this movie to my attention; Movie Dorkness sealed my intent to check it out.

    First the Muumi/Moomins, now Iron Sky. Ah, “Finland, Finland, the country where I quite want to be…”

    Great call about Hollywood there, Sofie…although there were thousands more who already said so. Still it’s nice to hear it yet again from a friendly face. 🙂


    • Sofie Liv

      Oh that’s great! Hope you’ll like the movie!

      And well.. yeah.. they did. Every-thing i say has been said by other people before, all I can do really is to try and put my own spin on it. Glad you enjoyed regardless 🙂

  • The Horror Guru

    Iron Sky is AWESOME! Well done! =P

    • Sofie Liv


      And yes, yes it is 🙂

  • The_Stig

    Love me some Iron Sky. You know, some of my favorite bands are from Finland. Got a huge kick out of the Downfall homage. Oh, and I think the word you’re looking for Sofie is “satire”.

    • Sofie Liv

      I did use the word satire didn’t I? I know it’s a satire that’s what makes it great. Oh well, glad you enjoyed the review, the movie is a lot of fun.

      • The_Stig

        I second that. It’s fun, just not particularly good. But sometimes you just need a little schlock.

        • Sofie Liv

          I don’t think it’s schlock, I think it’s a genuinely clever movie worth taking seriously.

          And well.. laugh of it, it is a satire after all.

          • The_Stig

            It’s about moon Nazis. It’s over the top. It’s schlock. But schlocky doesn’t have to be a bad thing,

          • Sofie Liv

            I think you and I view “Schlock.” as two very different things.

            For me “Schlock.” Would be a movie quickly put together by it’s creators, with not much thought put into things due to the rush, also it often involves violence and gore.

            Reasons why I don’t feel like this movie fits that category at all is that, for one thing it took a looooong time to make it, we are talking over a decade! love and caring when into this movie over a long period of time.

            It does not rely on gore, violence or nudity, instead it’s a clever satire with a clever script and a clever plot, only having a tiny bit of fighting by the very end.

            I would call the first Evil Dead movie Schlock, yes it took a long time to make that as well, but still it was a rushed movie made by colleague kids, and it was a mindless movie relying only on the gore and violence. I love that movie, so yeah, not a bad thing.

            Toxic avenger, another piece of great sclock, again the main attraction here is still the gore and violence. In this movie.. not so much. With such a title and premise, you do sort of go in exspecting a schlock film, but as it turns out, this movie is just a bit clevere than that, at least in my opinion.

          • The_Stig

            I agree with that, since cheap and hastily put together is what schlock literally means, but it also means kitsch. In this movie’s case, kitsch as in dated. But Tomato, tomahto I guess.

  • Muthsarah

    Awright, it’s been on my Netflix queue long enough, I’ll bump it to the top. ‘Cuz you insisted Can’t not see it now.

    Regarding the obvious Palin parody…were you Euro-types really that aware of her? Seems a lil’ odd that such an ultimately marginal figure would get such conspicuous billing in a Finnish film.

    • $36060516

      America has the most internationally active military force and many people around the world were probably scared that someone like her was that close to being elected to be a heartbeat away from controlling such a powerful position on the world stage.

      • Muthsarah

        You were afraid of that dingbat? You ascribe too much power to the chief executive. We don’t elect kings, we elect frontmen (or frontwomen, theoretically). Who exactly sits in the Oval Office doesn’t really matter. She wouldn’t have done anything aside from blow the budget and blame it on “the Mexicans”. And it’s not like we invade European countries willy-nilly…unless the Nazis are invol…..oh. Well maybe in this movie’s universe….

        I’m just surprised at the thought that her incoherent ramblings made airwaves as far as Helsinki. She may have been a media darling over here (mostly due to the aforementioned incoherent ramblings), but she was a political irrelevance. Nowadays, she’s mostly just a joke.

        • Sofie Liv

          Oh we do know what is going on in America, and we were very aware of Sarah Palin, very.

          Listen, here’s the thing. America is not just a nation, it’s a super nation. What-ever happens over there, actually does affect the rest of the world!

          The economic crisis had roots in America, but affects all of the world, we were hit very badly to.

          If you decide to enter a war, like Iraque, every-body else has to ask themselves the question. “Are we going to support this and send our own forces?”

          As it turned out, the Danish politician DID decide to support and send Danish soldiers to Iraque.

          When the last election happened, every-body in Europe was praying for Obama to be elected, because his values are the one closest to our own values, and maybe it’ll help us as small mini nations, to move back towards social supports instead of away from them. (many countries including my own has started to privatise a lot of things, and most people including me, hates it.)
          Like it or not, America is a giant super power, and we are just a bunch of mini countries. Where-ever you go, we will try and some-how stay in your favour.

          • Muthsarah

            Yeah, I’ve heard that. I dunno, I’ve lived in the eye of the storm since birth, so I clearly can’t see and feel what others feel. Prolly the kind of thing I couldn’t possibly appreciate as you do, given my geographical and genealogical circumstances. At the same time…I think I can say with confidence…you needn’t worry so much about who sits in the White House. Palin is nothing. People like Palin are nothing. Even people who vote for people like Palin are nothing. If you’re gonna worry, worry about your local stuff; don’t fret about what’s going on over here. Anything you can see from your vantage point shouldn’t matter; the big decisions are made behind the scenes, hidden even to us. And if your political leaders follow American federal politics….I dunno what to say. Just vote against whoever’s stupider.

            Anyway, I’ll watch this movie tomorrow, ‘cuz you recommended it. Nice that you sold the production without spoiling anything plot-wise. And I missed you during your absence. These short reviews are plenty good, long as they’re not too spread-out. Working on anything bigger in the meantime, by any chance?

          • Sofie Liv

            It is as George Carlin so wisely said.

            To life on Planet earth is like having a ticket to the freak-show, living in America means that you get a front seat!

            Hope you’ll enjoy the movie and don’t get angry at me if you don’t like it.. well I love it so.. erh.. well yeah.

          • John Wilson

            Politics,ever since the beginning of Politics. Have always been the same. so sometimes you just got to let it go:).

          • danbreunig

            Are you ever…ashamed of us? I for one don’t want to contribute any negativity.

          • CaptainCalvinCat

            I for my part have enough to do with being ashamed of the politicians of my own country. ^^ True story – it is election time and everyone tries his best to be re-elected… well, everyone except the head-politician and candidate for Bundeskanzler of a certain party, who… ah, never mind….

            Iron Sky – maybe I’ll watch it when it is aired in Telly (if it is ever aired in Telly ^^), but on Fedcon there were reports about it, done by Robert Vogel, who is a) that guy from germany who constantly had the opportunity to go to Vancouver and do a “behind the scenes” report concerning Stargate SG-1 (how much I envied – and still envy – him, because apparently he was immediately well liked). He was on set of Iron Sky, too and even had the possibility to have a scene in it.

            Concerning America – yes, it is a giant super-power, like Sofie said and whatever starts there has its effect on us. I mean, one can resist (shortly), from whatever the hight of hubris is at the time – take for example the Iraque-Invasion after 9/11, where most of the states said “Yes, of course we help!” and then our Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder said: “Now, wait just a second”. I think, back in those days, we were as well liked in the US as we are now in Greece.

          • Sofie Liv

            And the list of influences just goes on and on.

            US, you gave us Hollywood blockbusters, McDonalds, and the idea of privaticing social benefits.

            You could say there’s both advantages and drawbacks by all of that… except McDonalds that just purely sucks, it’s poison to the body. And privaticing social benefits, which basically just tells all poor people to go to hell, if you have no money you are just screwed.. so erhm… erhh.. THANKS FOR HOLLYWOOD US! You gave me Avengers and Iron Man 3! Love those movies.

            Also you gave me Smurf 2 but… meh, no-body is perfect.

          • CaptainCalvinCat

            ^^ Yeah – Hollywood gave me McGyver, Stargate, Stargate Sg-1, Stargate Atlantis, Transformers 1,2,3, the Avengers, Iron Man 1,2,3, the GOOD Batman Movies (from 1989 movie to & Robin, then Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises) …

            but then it gave me the boring Batman Movie Begins, the “Incredible Hulk”-Show from the 70s, the associated three movies… yeah, with Hollywood it is hit and miss. ^^

            Yeah, the US is one of the strongest proponents of capitalism, and while I am a capitalist myself and have the DVD, Video and Book-Shelves to prove that, I can’t help but think, if it is always a good idea.

          • Sofie Liv

            well, all countries has dumb politicians, only real difference is that US has more power than the individual european countries. And maybe some other basic ideals which differs from ours.

            Ashamed of you? no, countries are made up out of many individuals, I don’t blame the average American for a dumb politician, why would I do that?

            That would be like condemming all rabbits in the world because just one of them bit me in the finger.

  • $36060516

    I haven’t seen this, though I’ve heard about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts… If you like social commentary comedies you might like the movie “Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy” (if you haven’t seen it already) which is about what happens when the perfect antidepressant drug goes wrong — a timely subject! Here’s the trailer:

    • Sofie Liv

      Woooow oO;

      That looks… interesting! urhm, unique, different! I don’t know!

      I may check that out at some point, thanks 🙂

      • $36060516

        He he — thanks for being diplomatic in your reply!

        • Sofie Liv

          I’m always veeeery diplomatic B)

          My mom even said I should consider a carrier in politics….. *shudders*

          No thanks sir, then I rather be a stupid comedian keeping on bashing at the politics without actually do any-thing about it, other than shout stupidly about how dumb politics are!

          • John Wilson

            I was into politics a little bit a few years ago. I got sick of it,so keep doing fun videos:).

  • MephLord

    I’d never even heard of this movie until now (head hangs in shame was too busy watching Young Justice, MMA and working a menial job). I didn’t know any European country was ready to make fun of Nazi culture, I’m still shocked that someone in Finland had the gall to parody Nazi Germany.

    Maybe that is why it’s so brilliant. It’s not America, Australia, Canada, the UK it’s a country in Europe that thinks it’s time to let it go. It’s nearly 70 years and Germany today isn’t what it was like in 1940. I totally appreciate that if people in Europe can let go of the past, people in the USA can let go of Pearl Harbour. But finding Chinese people willing to let go of the Raping of Nanking that will be a much harder sell…

    • Sofie Liv

      honestly.. I think European countries are more ready to make honest fun with Nazi culture than the US culture is.

      It’s actually often more easy to make fun of yourself than others, because you have to be vary of the other persons feelings. Maybe he’ll get hurt or maybe he’ll get really angry, and then you’ll be in big trouble :/

      But we do make fun of the Nazis all the time around here, has done for years, it’s really no biggie.

      And yeah, the fact that’s it’s not an American movie, but a genuine different view, a sort of out-side look at the mad-house, definetely helps this movie a lot, and I can say for sure, this movie would never ever have been made in the US!

      • The_Stig

        I agree with you that this movie would never have been made in the US. The political commentary is far too subtle. If an American studio -had- made this, the Sarah Palin stand-in would have been the leader of the Nazis.

  • Richard Eriksson Hjelm

    Indeed I too loved it

    • Sofie Liv

      Glad to hear it 🙂

  • John Wilson

    I think that some foreign movies are Hollywood movies that don’t tell you their Hollywood movies. Look at many Martial arts movies. Most have a mix of foreign and Hollywood sensibility. Also you ever seen Cabin in the woods.I think that would be a good movie for your next review,or Sucker Punch. Just have fun with it:).

    • Sofie Liv

      Well, many movies, also foreign movies, are attempting very much to be like hollywood movies, cause like it or not, hollywoord movies are what most of us grew up with and grew up loving.

      So when a movie lover becomes a film maker, it only feels natural that he or she will attempt to do what he or she loved to watch as a kid.

      How-ever, a smarter person, such as Quinton Tarantino, or the guys whom made this movie, will go a bit further than that. Instead of just making a indepence day style movie where Will smith is the American hero and go shoot all the nazis, this movie is smarter than that and play a bit of tag with its audience, changing on the usual way of telling these stories.

      For one thing, the main characters of this movie, is not even a typical strong guy.. it’s a woman. And she is one of the Nazis.. and she is not a over competent woman whom has no emotions and kicks overly much ass.

      No, she’s just a normal woman whom has to go through a journey to learn better, and learn that what she thought she knew isn’t true, and then take action in spite of her just being ordinary.. how often do you see that in Hollywood? …. just about never really.

      • danbreunig

        So there’s a leading character in the film who’s a woman and who does NOT suffer from Male Gaze? That settles it–sometime this week I’m seeing this!

        “the main characters of this movie, is not even a typical strong guy..
        it’s a woman…and she is not a over competent woman whom has no emotions and kicks overly much ass. No, she’s just a normal woman whom has to go through a journey to
        learn better, and learn that what she thought she knew isn’t true, and
        then take action in spite of her just being ordinary.. how often do you
        see that in Hollywood? …. just about never really.”

        Characters who are real characters…who just happen to be women. That’s it.

        “So when a movie lover becomes a film maker, it only feels natural that
        he or she will attempt to do what he or she loved to watch as a kid.”

        I really think art as such is to recapture and let a feeling from your youth survive, because of the purity and rich experience it gave you (and hopefully share that feeling with the outside world); and also if you don’t create by having kids, you create by making your art.

        • Sofie Liv

          Oh yeah, there is. And I really like her. You go movie!

          Well, it depends what artist you ask. Some artists wishes to provoke, some artists wishes to explore the darker depths about humanity and our existence, some artists likes to go all “Religion.” and spread some message with their art.

          Art are many things, the tough thing about being a critic is that the only thing I can really give you is an opinion. As in reality, there is no right nor wrong what-so ever when art is concerned.

          I write stories that tries to capture what I felt like as a kid reading Harry potter for the first, sure! that’s my main thing, but some-times I also just write what I feel at the movie, and I want to explore a bit further. So yeah… it all depends really.

          Also, if a movie is created just to sell not to make art, it will try and immediate hollywood as that is the safer “broader appeal.” route to take… though it is the boring route.

  • Thomas Stockel

    Those are some excellent observations, Sofie. And damn it, I must see this movie!

    • Sofie Liv

      haha, hope you’ll enjoy the movie! 😀

  • Magdalen

    This movie was awesome to watch, despite… not actually being very good. Not on a technical level anyway. It had somewhat of a lukewarm reception in the states simply because by the time it finally got released the whole Sarah Palin thing was old news. The election was over, she was a complete moron and everyone knew it. The joke had been made a billion times over before Iron Sky hit the states. But it’s saved by having a completely ridiculous premise that’s fun to watch.

    • danbreunig

      That’s what’s dangerous about using topical humor: it’s funny only at the time it’s relevant.

      • Sofie Liv

        Well, I honestly still think she is funny, I don’t think the joke is so much that .”This is Sarah Palin!” as in “This could be what the American president!”

        Their original idea was just to have an alcoholic female president, but then Sarah Palin happened like a month before shooting and they went. “Yep! That’s it! we need that.” and changed the part, and I gotta say. yeah.. yeah this is funnier, even if you have no clue who Sarah Palin is.

        And Magdalen I have to disagree, I think it’s a brilliant movie on a technical level. The script is very smart, considering how small a budget they had (Peanuts compared to any hollywood movie.) It’s absolutely beautiful looking, and looks like it should do. They have the cool steam-punk theme going on at the Nazi moon-base, which is very cool.

        No, I have to give this movie a thumbs up for technical capabilities. Just imagine, this movie is bloody independent!

        • Muthsarah

          I’m having a hard time articulating why I felt this movie didn’t quite work. The script was…rather clumsy. There were a lot of half-developed ideas that feel rushed or just ignored entirely, scenes that went nowhere, and developments that made no sense even in the context of an invasion by Moon Nazis. I’d list some, but I feel like it’s inappropriate to nit-pick a B-movie for these kinds of specific shortcomings. Still, they added up; the final result is a movie that tries to do too much while not getting any one thing quite right. If they didn’t have the money to do a Hollywood-style production, maybe they shoulda toned it down a lil’ bit and placed greater focus on the things they could afford to do. They overreached; the premise set up an epic Nazi sci-fi comedy, and it just ends up being an above-average Asylum film. Tongue-in-cheek, yes, but slapdash.

          The biggest issue was that the script badly needed a native English speaker to go over it. I don’t sure how cheesy some of the dialogue was supposed to be; the Palin stand-in was obvious, but what about the astronaut, or the mad scientist, or Udo Kier’s character? If the movie was going for goofy, the dialogue needed to be A) funny on its own, with the characters trading witty banter or B) super-dead serious, as if the characters were in a serious movie, except that they’re so clearly not, so the audience gets jokes the characters don’t even realize they’re making. The dialogue here was perfunctory, the characters rarely saying anything more than was necessary to move on to the next (rushed) scene, but at the same time, the dialogue wasn’t bad enough to indicated self-awareness (the premise of the movie is self-aware, but a lot of the dialogue wasn’t). Trying to be cute and ironic without being witty. It’s the hardest thing to get right in a movie (these days…), but it’s the most important for a comedy. I guess I could say the comedy didn’t work for me, and that the film wasn’t funny…but with an ironic movie, it’s difficult to tell how much was supposed to be funny and how much was a legitimate attempt at plot development. I’m not going to hold the film’s sub-par effects against it (that bar’s been set so high, it’s just not fair), but the scriptwriters had to decide if the movie was going to be farce or deadpan. It seemed like they were aiming somewhere in the middle.

          I’m trying to not compare it with Mars Attacks, a movie that so clearly went for the very same vibe, but which pulled it off quite a bit better. There isn’t a second the aliens are on-screen that isn’t totally bonkers (the flying saucers set that up in a minute), so you get a consistent tone throughout, and even where that movie’s effects were lackluster, it fit right in with the 1950s movie atmosphere the film was lovingly sending up (seriousness made funny by ineptitude). But was Iron Sky a political satire? A broad comedy? A dark comedy? A Hollywood action movie parody? A Nazi-sploitation parody? If the movie was going for comedy or satire, it needed to slow down and build scenes around the jokes, rather than just rush to the next plot point. If it was going for a genre parody, have the characters play everything seriously, and let the humor come from the outlandishness alone. These two tastes don’t usually go great together, especially with a script that doesn’t know what kind of comedy it’s trying to be. You need to be on your A-game to pull off something that complicated; unfortunately, Iron Sky’s very much a B-movie.

          It wasn’t bad. It was an intriguing idea, I just don’t think it lived up to its monstrous premise. It overreached.

          P.S. Why was Udo Kier in this? He’s the biggest name in the movie, and all he got to do was cough a few times and then die in a rather unceremonious way. He was the Hitler stand-in, why wasn’t he allowed to be goofier?

          • Sofie Liv

            I guess that’s how we differ in opinion. I actually enjoy this movie far more than I enjoy “Mars Attacks.”

            And that is in spite of me appreciating Tim Burton and his camp style, but Mars Attacks some-how puts me off, Iron Sky I have watched many several times and still enjoy highly. And I guess that’s what it comes down to.

            I would classify this movie mostly as “Dark political satire.”

            The main idea that it deals with, and deals fully with, is the idea that all political systems are basically the same.

            The ideals of the Nazis was some-thing people genuinly believed in, in a pure “We want to make the world a better brighter place.” kind of way.

            The modern world of politics aint as nice and perfect as we would like it to be, and perhaps the nazi ideals fits more into our new world than we like to admit, heck maybe some nazi ideas are even bright and idealistic in comparison to the modern worlds ideas.

            In the end, we didn’t even need nazis to destroy us, cause we destroy each other by ourselves all the time.

            Those were the real ideas of the movie and the ideas that they went for, and I think they did explore them and did put a dark twist and a comment on them, on the same time as having fun.

            As for Udo Kier, well. He was the Fuhre that Klaus had to over-come in order to win, in the end, his only mistake in the movie was to have grown old, and he gave a great performance for his time in the movie, putting Klaus back into place.

  • Bob_in_Baltimore

    Just one question: Why the hell was I not aware of this movie before now?!

    Thanks for the review, Sofie, this is now #1 on my Netflix queue. My queue seems to be expanding faster than I can watch all these movies, but I guess that’s the good kind of problem to have.

    • Sofie Liv

      Hope you’ll enjoy 🙂

  • Torgeaux

    Exactly 20 seconds into your review I stopped it and ordered the movie. I cannot remember when I have laughed so hard watching a movie. I hadn’t heard of it before now, which is why I’m a fan of this site. Thank you so much for letting me know of it’s existence. The key words were ‘Nazi’s on the Moon’ and it was made by the Finns. It had to be good! I came back and watched the rest of your review. I think I’ve watched about twenty of the Hitler rant parodies. Yeah, it was dead on and I about wet ’em.

    • Sofie Liv

      great! hope you’ll enjoy the movie, come back and tell what you thought ones you’ve seen it.

      I personally love the heck out of this movie :3

      • Torgeaux

        Oh, a review? Uh, OK. This is certainly not a B movie. I’ve seen a lot of A rated stuff that doesn’t even come close to the magnificence of this film. Why? We have characters that are working with an actual story. We are all pretty much used to CGI by this point. Digi-Wow is for little kids. Some film makers haven’t figured this out quite yet. I for one hunger for just what this film delivers: A story that goes along with the pretty pictures. Kudo’s to Johanna Sinisalo who wrote the original story that was transformed by Michael Kalesniko and Timo Vuorensola into a fast paced dead panned comedy roller coaster ride that was fun if you didn’t really understand the historical references and was gut-busting hilarious if you did! The Nazi’s are true to their actual beliefs. They really believed those things and preached them. A lot of Americans believe them too but don’t understand that these political buzz words are as old as the Ice Age! Every nation that ever was preaches this God, Country and Apple Pie horseshit then behind the scenes goes out and tries to screw any and all valuables out of every other country. Some things never change.
        There are a lot of fun moments in the movie but no spoilers, OK. If I have a complaint about the movie its that some of the shots are sparsely inhabited. The bridge of the American Space Ship only has about three people on it and it really detracts from the scene.

  • JamSanJose

    Sofie, I said I wouldn’t watch any more of your reviews, but I watched this one anyways, because I wanted to hear your take on it and I like your reviews. Maybe I should explain things, I was a big fan of yours and when you needed to get a new computer, I contributed money. Now maybe I didn’t understand, but I thought I would get a notice about your promise to review movies of your contributors choice. I waited too long and when I asked you why you didn’t review the movie I wanted, you asked for proof and I no longer had that email. I want to be a fan, but I feel like you stole from me. People reading this may not like me, but if you add up the money you got for your new computer, you have to see that not all of it was accounted for. I don’t want to keep harassing you, but you still have promises to keep.

    • Sofie Liv

      How can I help you with that?

      I wish I could help you, but the fact is following, that if you had read the front page of the fundraiser we had put up, it spoke loud and clearly that I take reviews as long as you send a recite.

      And if I made a review for any person sending me a mail, claiming to have paid, I could end up making a ton of reviews to people whom didn’t pay any-thing, which is unfair towards the people whom DID pay. I don’t wish to steal from any-body, I really don’t!

      I mean, it is kind of going like to a theme park where the ticket also grants you a free ice-cream.
      Because you didn’t think to look what the ticket actually said, you threw it away, and first realise what it was when the ice-cream man comes along and your friends get their free ice-cream.

      You could try and convince the ice-cream man that you merely lost your ticket, but then the problem is that eeeeeverybody could claim the same thing, and keep on coming back fore more ice-cream. And then at last, there just wouldn’t be more ice-cream for any-one! You see the problem here?

      I don’t wish to be sour puss ice-cream man who turns people away, I really don’t, and I don’t wish to cheat you at all, any-one who watch my videos is a person I appreciate deeply.

      I can try one last resort to varify that you have paid. Give me your real full name and your e-mail adress, send it to my e-mail so you don’t have it to put it in a place where any-body can see it.

      My e-mail is “”

      I’ll check my paypall history and see if your name or e-mail pops up, all-right?

      And please do also send your wish to my e-mail together with your full name and e-mail adress.

  • George

    Great Review Sofie…I was almost sure that you would appreciate this one…

    BTW the filmmakers are doing an crowd-funding camping to fund the sequel to IRON SKY…

    Maybe you could do an extra vlog or sth to give them some extra exposure…

    • Sofie Liv


      man I sincerely wish I had 10,000 dollars so I could get a speaking role in the promo… best spend money ever…

      • CaptainCalvinCat

        I think, the best spend money ever would actually be writing and then producing a movie. ^^

        • Sofie Liv

          ah.. touche. Yeah, if I had 10,000 dollars I would probably use them on myself, to either make my stage-show, an independet movie, or join one of the arts educations I want so badly. So yeah..

          If I had a billion dollars how-ever! … what? a girl can dream can’t she.

          And yeah, yeah Mephlord, I can pretty drive or take the train to Finland from here, no probs. They even like Danes a lot, so we are good.

          • danbreunig

            If I had that much capital (plus time, know-how, experience, partners, and equipment) I would make a half-hour animated fan-short of the Red Suitcase Adventures. No kidding, I even have a plot for it! So much for dreaming…

      • MephLord

        You’re lucky that the trip to Finland is a lot closer than for most of us for some of the other perks…

  • Dinahblade

    Hello Sofie, could do review the first book of Korra soon? Each season is supposed to be on its own, so I wonder what you honestly think…

    • Sofie Liv

      I have no plans of reviewing Korra in a video, but here’s my honest thoughts.

      Most god damn beautiful animated tely show ever!
      It’s worth watching, just for the animation! just to see how overwhelmingly beautiful it is possible to make an animated show. Animation, flawless.

      Story how-ever… deep, interesting, asks good questions, goes dark in the right way, does leave you on the edge by the last couple of episodes. But sadly is also very flawed.

      Unfortunately, the series feels rushed and by the last arch almost stumbles over itself, Avatar the last airbender was near perfect in build-up, pay off and over-all execution, it took it’s time, but yet it never stood still and was never boring, it had time to dwell, every-body was multi dimensional character whom progressed naturally.

      Korra, unfortunately not so much, and ones again it just seems to be because the plot was as rushed as it was, also with the different sort of villain, it was a different kind of arching, where-as Last Airbender had an extremely basic and straightforward classic arching, known to all epic tales. and well, the firm straight forward skeleton of the arching is what allowed to filling to go beyond that.

      Korra, had that filling to, but lacked the strong firm skeleton beneath, unfortunately.

      Ultimately though, in spite of its flaws, Legend of Korra is a god damn archievement in so many ways, and needs to be watched by any fan of animation.

      Watch it for the animation, watch it for the different subject matter it tackles, watch it for the darker tone, watch it for an awesome female lead. I don’t care! just watch it!

      • CaptainCalvinCat

        Unfortunately we don’t have the dvds for “Korra” yet out on the german market – because from what I saw from SFDebris, who did a video about Korra too, and from what I hear from you – show is awesome.

        I bought the three comic-books “Avatar – the Promise” on Fedcon in may… those were awesome, too – at least that is what I think. What is your opinion?

        • Randolph Quazalpene

          Korra I love, and admit it flaws for sure, but I will defend it, b/c the alternative for western cartoons/animations that are mainstream are sooo much more bland in comparison at least for the most part.
          it was rushed b/c they had no clue if they where coming back for another season, and most definitely hurt it, spread over 2 seasons would have been much better, more time the balance the light hearted nature and darkness like avatar did. Rule one in American cinema and cartoons: if your main protagonist is a young woman in genre that supposed to a “target audience” of young males for marketing, its always going to be pushed against by TV execs to either be short, or non-existent. . Hell, DVD for it should have been out here by now, but I’m sure there’s a bit a work around behind the scenes wondering if sales will be good enough, so they’ve sat on it.
          Now that they’ve ok’d like 2 or more seasons, now I’am worried that they’ve “wrapped” it up there’s nowhere to go, and executive meddling may ruin it b/c now they know it will be popular. .
          The Promise and the Search are….awesome. I’d kill for animated versions, and it does really fill in from what happened from Ang to Korra. Its nice to see a full world being built; how awesome would it be to continue Ang’ story animated, watch him and world grow, and up to the time of Korra. But what do you think Nic is a Japanese anime studio 😛

  • danbreunig

    You know, I forgot completely to get back to this review. I checked out Iron Sky just a few days after you said so, and sure was interesting enough–like you said, a not-Hollywood film (I’m up for a break anyday, myself). As for the actual film experience…I’ll keep it down to one sentence here:

    It was somewhere below the “woohoo” of Thor and above the “meh” of Ronal.