Iron Sky, the indie sci-fi comedy about space Nazis who come back to earth for World War II-2 (Square Enix style!) is finally complete, and has a new trailer. If I sound less than excited about it, it’s because this movie was made by the same people who did the Finnish Star Trek parody Star Wreck, which is even more unwatchable than you might expect a Star Trek parodied titled Star Wreck to be. Seriously, it’s terrible, and while the special effects for Iron Sky look excellent, if it’s going to include scenes of actors acting, actors speaking, or even just actors at all, I have a sinking feeling it’s going to run into many of the same problems that Star Wreck did. Specifically, being awful. (Via FilmDrunk)
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