One of my favorite little cinematic tricks is when genre films take an already existing form and cram Nazis into it, you know, just for kicks. Zombie movies alone have Shockwaves, Zombie Lake, and Dead Snow, among others (the Nazi-zombies-emerging-from-bodies-of-water subgenre is a personal favorite). This is the primary reason why Timo Vourensola’s Iron Sky is so appealing: it’s like an alien invasion comedy, except the aliens just happen to be Nazis.
A new clip from Collider shows the space Nazis unleashing their newest devastating military tactic: meteorblitzkrieg! That’s some rough stuff right there. There’s also space Zeppelins, which is a plus.
At the end of World War II, with their enemies closing in on them, a group of Nazis escape to the dark side of the moon where they hang out, build a base, train, and bide their time before they can re-invade the Earth and establish the 4th Reich.
When an American astronaut lands too close to their hidden base, the Moon Führer (played, of course, by Udo Kier. Who else would it be? Who else could it be?) decides that this needs to happen, like right this minute, and launches the invasion. A Sarah Palin-esque President of the United States uses the situation for her own political ends, and a couple of ruthless Nazis prepare to take over the world.
Seriously, if this doesn’t sound like a damn fine time, I don’t know if we can be friends anymore. Iron Sky invades theaters July 27th, which is tomorrow, or today, depending on when you read this.