Nearly four years ago, I wrote that the folks behind Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning were beginning work on Iron Sky, a new film about a group of Nazis who, after having established a secret base on the dark side of the moon, begin hatching a new plan to conquer Earth. And now, in 2012, the film is complete and set to have its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (where it’s become the second most popular film, outselling even Werner Herzog and Angelina Jolie’s latest films).
Here's the synopsis from the film's official website:
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!
Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.
Oh Iron Sky, you had me at “Moon Nazi UFO armada”.