Despite being told by several people, including my fellows slaves here at The Movies office, that I definitely need to watch Iron Sky, I somehow still haven’t gotten around to it yet. The 2012 Finnish film from director Timo Vuorensola and writers Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko, may not had got much love from the critics upon release, but has built up quite a cult following since then.
Part of that following was due to the film’s admirable development: after showing off a teaser trailer to get people excited, the film relied on crowdsourcing (i.e. getting the fans to contribute financially and perform the work) for most of its production. Mainly though, it got its cult status through its infectiously goofy premise of a group of Nazis who escape WWII by travelling to the Moon where they build a base and hide out for the next few decades, preparing themselves to return to and conquer Earth in 2018. It’s pulpy, B-movie nonsense, but in a fun way. So much fun apparently, that the film spawned comic book, video game and board game spinoffs.
And now Vourensola and co are back for some more Space-Nazi craziness with a feature film sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, and just like the first time around, they’ve created a trailer for this film – which doesn’t exist yet – to rile up support. And I think they’re going to get it, based on one simple moment in this teaser trailer: Adolf Hitler riding a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Honestly, what more could you ask of a movie?!
Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity – or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.
If that tickled your fancy, and you feel the urge to get involved, then head on over to the film’s IndieGoGo page where they are currently trying to reach their goal of $500 000 to finance the flick (at the time of writing, they were sitting on just shy of $73 000 with 42 days left). Here’s another vid on just how the idea for Iron Sky: The Coming Race came about, as well as their crowdsourcing efforts.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think it’s high time I go rectify my oversight and check out this Nazis on the Moon movie!
Last Updated: November 10, 2014