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Iron Sky: The coming Race

Iron Sky: The coming Race

Finnland/Belgien/Deutschland 2019 - with Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov, Kit Dale, Julia Dietze, Tom Green, Udo Kier ...

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Movie info

Original title:Iron Sky: The coming Race
Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
Direction:Timo Vuorensola
Cinema release:21.03.2019
Production country:Finnland/Belgien/Deutschland 2019
Running time:Approx. 90 min.
Rated:Age 12+

It has been 20 years since the Nazis attacked Earth from the moon in order to once again reach for world domination. Now Earth is uninhabitable and only a few surviving humans have banded together to form a colony on the moon. But even here there is no safety as the moon threatens to break apart. Obi Washington (Lara Rossi), the daughter of James Washington and Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), could become the last hope for humanity if she succeeds in penetrating the Earth's interior. Here a new civilization could be built. But a species has long since settled here, controlling us unnoticed for centuries, waiting to finally wipe out humanity forever.

After his no-budget film Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning was viewed over 8 million times on the Internet, Finnish director Timo Vuorensola was able to realize his first feature film in 2012 with the help of film funding and a large-scale crowd funding campaign. Filming took place in Frankfurt, which was convincingly transformed into New York with the help of computer effects, and in Australia, where the numerous interior shots were shot. With a mixture of built sets and computer effects, Iron Sky was a respectable piece of science-fiction satire with many great ideas. The film went on to attract a respectable 500,000 admissions to cinemas in Germany and was also a big seller on Blu-ray. No wonder that Vuorensola soon thought about a sequel.

This time it was a little easier to raise the money for the production. And so now, Iron Sky: The coming Race, part 2 of the weird saga, is coming to our cinemas. It has to be said: the film looks good. Vuorensola and his team prove here impressively that you can conjure up great effects on the screen even with a relatively small budget. And yes, in some moments this sequel is also a lot of fun. The idea of a cult formed on the moon is really great - especially, their version of the Lord's Prayer. The script could have used a lot more of satirical ideas like this. Because in other moments you can't get rid of the feeling that the film takes itself more seriously than it actually is.

The staging seems a bit indecisive, at least in places. Does the film now want to be an overdone satire and homage to trashy B-movies, or rather a great sci-fi adventure. If the whole thing clearly tends towards the former, then the movie works quite well and also offers some decent laughs. However, when the humor takes a break, the many flaws in the script, as well as the direction, become all too apparent. Despite just 90 minutes of running time, this sequel then comes across as surprisingly tough and almost boring. Without the effect of the new and surprising, from which part 1 could still profit, Iron Sky: The coming Race is only nice entertainment, which has a lot of potential, but rarely really exploits it. In the end, this is only enough for one: Still worth seeing with cutbacks!

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