Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Iron Sky

October 10 and 11 at 9:00 p.m.

Listen up: Nazis on the moon. Sarah Palin is president. We're not saying that this is Citizen Kane and we're not saying this is Plan 9 From Outer Space. We're not even saying Iron Sky will be the best worst movie you've ever seen. We're saying: Nazis on the moon. Sarah Palin is president. Even though we're showing this movie at 9 p.m., it's got midnight movie written all over it.

B Movies and Cult Movies have made a real comeback, hitting their stride probably with Generation X's mobius strip-esque sense of irony. Ed Wood celebrated the history and charm of bad movies, and Grindhouse charged them up and tricked them out--especially with the interstitial "trailers." The lines have lately become so thin between movies that set out to be a stylized kind of bad, movies that just are bad, and movies that have no idea they're bad. We'll let you decide where Iron Sky lands in that geography. 

What this movie has in spades is brio and humour. And Moon Nazis and President Palin. Whether or not it will achieve a place on your bookshelf along with the rest of your favourite cult films (ED: When does a bookshelf stop being a bookshelf, by the way? If all you've got on there are gewgaws, CDs, and movies, why not just call it shelving?) will be a decision made by time and an Internet chockablock with raving nerds. Because all us guys in the cinema are total jocks, you know...

- Andrew

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