The phrase a "movie so bad, its good" get thrown around a lot among film critics and movie fans. I came across this video commentary from Leon Thomas at That Guy With The Glasses that discusses the 2012 film Iron Sky, and how it is not a bad movie. The basis of Thomas' video that it is not a so-bad-it's-good movie.
According to the commentary video,
- Its really good, genuinely funny and clever
- The title "So bad, it's good" is not accurate
- Its an intentional comedy
- The acting is passable to good
- It is a political satire that knows where it came from
- It attempted to "be something"
- The filmmakers had sheer guts and ambition to make the film
- The movie takes no prisoners and it took risks
For those of you who have listened to the Sci-Fi Super Friends Podcast over the last few months, you probably know that we have reviewed a wide variety of films, including Iron Sky. In March 2013, we released our review of this Finnish/Austrailan/German made sci-fi comedy (Episod #7 Iron Sky). I could not help but find similarities in some of the points that Thomas made with points in my own individual review.
Subsequent to our review of the film The Sci-Fi Super Friends got the opportunity to interview Christopher Kirby, one of the main leads who played James Washington, for one of our bonus episodes. Mr. Kirby admittedly told us that in his opinion, "it was a mood piece that was probably not for everybody".
As I said in my review and the Kirby Interview, I feel that Iron Sky is a competently done film with more good aspects than bad. Although for me, some of the comedic writing and direction was not executed as well as it could have been, I still really enjoyed ths film. I also agree with Thomas that it is "A Not Bad Movie" and that this film has, or will have a cult following over the years.
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