This apparently released back in April in the US, but I just found the trailer tonight and felt compelled to write about it. The world already has a zombie Nazi movie and there are Hitler clones in Superman: At Earth’s End, so why should it surprise anyone that there are Nazis on the moon? Nazis have become the go-to for ridiculous villains that are absolutely hated by everyone – except for the neo-Nazis for obvious reasons – so putting them into over-the-top, dark humor “what if” situations can be really entertaining (see The Producers). Before I even saw the trailer, just the description of “Nazis on the moon” had peaked my interest.
It’s a concept so ridiculous that even the characters in the movie are laughing at it. The slightly (slightly) clever aspect to this idea is that the Nazis have been hiding on the dark side of the moon – with the Spock Transformer, apparently – and that’s why we didn’t notice them up until now. Of course, this begs the question of how the Nazis and their offspring aren’t completely blind or vitamin D deficient. And the most obvious question is that if the Nazis had the means to build a space station on the moon and get people safely on it, why didn’t they use this technology during the war to fight the Allies in some way? But why am I asking logical questions in a movie that features space zeppelins? Check out the trailer below.
My only big problem with the trailer is the Sarah Palin-like US president. Movie, you are a whole election too late to pull off a successful Sarah Palin parody. And this one is just so blatant, right down to the red skirt suit, bump-it hairdo and glasses. Can we move on from her already? If that’s how the rest of the comedy in the movie is going to be, it doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. Also, a sassy black guy about to be tortured by a female SS officer? Really?
For those who have seen it, tell me – is it good old campy fun or just lame?