Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)

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Iron Sky: The Coming Race: Directed by Timo Vuorensola. With Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov, Kit Dale, Julia Dietze. A follow-up to the film Iron Sky (2012) in which Nazis plan to take over the world after lying dormant in a secret military base on the moon.

“I loved Iron Sky 1 for what it was, a good SF B-Movie with some very sarcastic and even intelligent political in-jokes.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe sequel is a big disappointment, unfortunately (and, to reiterate, I write this as someone who loves B-movies and I even donated some money for this sequel during its crowdfunding phase):u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu003culu003eu003cliu003eWeak plot and no credible bad guy. u0026quot;Jokesu0026quot; that simply donu0026#39;t work or are tired (u0026quot;jailbrokenu0026quot; iPhones in 2019?), coupled with wooden acting. However, I donu0026#39;t think the actors are to blame a lot given the weak script and plot they had to work with.u003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003eu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu003culu003eu003cliu003eThe special effects are not much better than in the first movie, where did the budget (around 3X the amount of the first movie, 20+ million versus 7-8 million Euro!) end up? For example, the director asked for extra crowdfunding money for some additional u0026quot;Vrilu0026quot; kill scenes that add next to nothing in the final version.u003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003eu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu003culu003eu003cliu003eWeak communication with funders, credibility is broken or lost. u0026quot;Normalu0026quot; moviegoers get to see the sequel weeks or months in advance – and since the movie leaked out to the usual Internet sites, there was and is no sound logic in NOT providing a digital copy (or at least a stream) to backers who funded this in good faith many years ago.u003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003eu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e(The movie ended up in development hell because of legal troubles with the FX team from the first movie concerning intellectual property, I will spare you the boring details. This results in more of the jokes and puns that COULD have worked a few years ago now being outdated as of 2019.).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRecommendation for a third Iron Sky movie (which is at least hinted at when the credits roll): Get a better scriptwriter, get a better scriptwriter. Did I mention to get a better scriptwriter? And maybe a new director as well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eUpdate: It looks like the production company behind IS went bankrupt (no wonder given the box office flop), therefore a third movie to end the trilogy on Mars looks very unlikely at the moment.”


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