Iron Sky: the Nazi saucers finally land in Vancouver
Director Timo Vuorensola’s crowdsourced, years-in-the-making, Nazis-on-the-moon epic Iron Sky comes to the Vancity Theatre tonight (and tomorrow, with additional screenings in two weeks). Without any critic’s preview, the Straight is just as eager as you are to find out whether this pre-fab cult “hit” is a glorious handmade triumph or just more snakes on a motherfuckin’ plane.
The hook is surely good enough. The Third Reich on the moon? The nations of the Earth banding together to defeat a threat from space, just like kindly former SS officer Wernher von Braun said we would? Sneakily injected anti-U.S. sentiment? Hot Nazi chicks? Really dumb physics? Udo Kier?
Ed Whitfield of the Ooh Tray pithily dismissed Iron Sky as a “space-ploitation brain fart”—and so did quite a few other people, according to Rotten Tomatoes—but we’ll be showing up tonight all the same, ardently clutching our copies of The Hunt for Zero Point, and pondering how things would have turned out if President Morgan Freeman had still been around to take on the Black Sun instead of this yahoo Stephanie Paul chick.
Iron Sky plays at the Vancity Theatre, tonight and on Saturday (September 7-8) and again September 21-22
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