Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:56 PM
jberryhill (35,077 posts)
"Iron Sky" on Netflix
Don't let the capsule description about Nazis hiding on a secret moon base fool you. This is not your run of the mill Nazis-on-the-moon picture. While easily mistaken for another piece of B-movie flotsam, which is what I was expecting, this film is a window into the deepest fears of its international production crew about the American political psyche.
The film is set in a 2018 US which has elected a vacuous, egotistical woman as president who decorates her office with animal carcasses while crafting a media image as a downhome, folksy patriot.
Sound familiar? Oh, yes. And she looks familiar too.
It's election season, and she has set her hopes on being the first president to put a black man on the moon. Unfortunately, the mission doesn't succeed, and she is looking for some other way to boost her rootin', tootin' cred. However, unknown to earth, the mission did reach the moon, and our African American astronaut has been captured by Nazis who have been planning to stage a triumphant return to earth in the Gotterdamerung, an immense space battleship. The battleship is nearly operational, but the Nazis have not been able to perfect the control system for it.
By a remarkable stroke of luck, the Nazis confiscate the astronaut's iPhone and find that it is the missing piece of the control system they have been seeking. Unfortunately, the remaining charge in the iPhone is used up during testing, and so they must mount an expedition to earth, in order to visit an Apple store to obtain another one.
These Aryan Apple fanboys are just the ticket needed for the president's media advisor to find a way out of her career-ending moon landing PR debacle, not to mention inflaming her unusual romantic inclinations.
Many of the scenes are satiric takes on classic movie moments, including one absolute killer take off on the granddaddy of internet movie scene memes that is just not to be missed.
So, forget what you think this movie is about, and give it a look-see. You'll thank me later.
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Sat Apr 6, 2013, 09:56 PM
Paulie (7,237 posts)
4. From the makers of Star Wrek
Which was a home made spoof mix of Star Trek and Babylon 5 (in Finnish) done for 5 grand in their kitchen.