Stars: Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Christopher Kirby, Gotz Otto, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul
It seems like a foolproof concept: As World War II ended, a bunch of Nazis retreated to the moon, set up shop, and spent 70 years building weapons and spaceships; and now, in the present day, it's time to return to Earth and destroy everything in sight.
Iron Sky features arguably the year's best plot, so it's a damn shame that director Timo Vuorensola handles the picture like a modern-day Ed Wood blessed with a decent budget and game actors. The performances are snappy, albeit largely amateurish, but that's really all the film has going for it. Meant to be a comedy, Iron Sky is painfully unfunny, existing more as an obviously manufactured, wannabe "cult classic" than a worthwhile motion picture.