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->''"[[WeComeinPeaceShootToKill We come in peace!]]"''
-->-- '''A class of Hitler Youth'''

A [[ScienceFiction Sci-Fi]] [[ComedyTropes comedy]] by the makers of ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' [[note]]and several other production companies[[/note]] about [[StupidJetpackHitler Moon]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] [[EarthIsABattlefield invading Earth]] in [[FlyingSaucer flying saucers]] in the [[NextSundayAD year 2018]]. It premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival on February 11th, 2012, and released to theaters on April 4th.

The [[AlternateHistory history]]: In the [[WorldWarII year 1945]], Nazi scientists under Hans Kemmler develop revolutionary [[StupidJetpackHitler anti-gravity technology]] at a [[ElaborateUndergroundBase secret base]] in [[MysteriousAntarctica Antarctica]]. While the technology offers an enormous advantage in many fields, it came too late to save the Axis cause. The last representatives of the [[NaziGermany Third Reich]] construct [[FlyingSaucer saucer-shaped spaceships]] using the anti-gravity technology and retreat to the dark side of the Moon. There, they establish a [[SupervillainLair new base]], [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Schwarze Sonne]] (Black Sun), and spend 70 years developing new technology and preparing for a full invasion of Earth.

Meanwhile on Earth, things have been going about as normally as you'd expect. After the apparent defeat of the Third Reich, there was the ColdWar, the SpaceRace, various social upheavals, unpopular wars, technological revolutions, and economic rollercoasters. Now the [[EagleLand United States]] is set to re-elect a SarahPalin expy to a second term as President. In a publicity stunt, she decides to send a black man to the dark side of the Moon.

HilarityEnsues.

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!!''Iron Sky'' contains examples of:

* AffablyEvil: The Nazis, in many cases. Sure they want to blow up the Earth, but they're also generally rather intelligent and polite, especially compared to the Earthling characters.
* AllThereInTheManual: How the Nazis got the Moon, for starters.
* AllohistoricalAllusion:
** In one of the trailers the Nazis are shown landing on the Moon, [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} unfurling a flag on a fixed flagpole]], saluting the audience, and even draws similarities to the [[SignatureLine "Small Step For Man" line]].
** The assault on Earth begins on 5:45 a.m., not unlike the German invasion of Poland that started WorldWarTwo.
** When the UN sees the Nazi swastika, they at first suspect the India representative of doing something on the moon, since he is also wearing a swastika ring. However, he tries to explain that it was a [[NonNaziSwastika good luck symbol]], before the Nazis twisted and corrupted its meaning.
* AmericaSavesTheDay: Referenced. The American president claims that America always saves the day, and is therefore [[spoiler: entitled to the Helium-3. Unfortunately this sparks World War 3]].
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Vivian bases the President's re-election campaign speech on Renate's pro-Nazi propaganda.
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: a Planetary Societal Disruption at the very least, shown as the nuclear warheads light up the Earth in the final shot, though in the stinger it's implied that someone could go start a new civilization on Mars.]]
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Towing asteroids into trajectories that would hit the Earth is possible. However, if these asteroids are tailing behind space zeppelins in Earth orbit, the asteroids would effectively be in Earth orbit too. To de-orbit them, their maneuvering engines would have to push them hard enough in the retrograde direction for their new perigee to intersect the Earth's surface, which requires about a hundred meters per second of delta-V. Either those tiny engines attached to the just-released asteroid in the movie were a LOT more powerful than they looked, or the producers thought that an object released above the Earth would automatically fall regardless of its current trajectory.
** No one said that the zeppelins, who have Antigravity technology, which is the premise of the whole film, were in earth orbit. Also Antigravity technology is so revolutionary because it removes rocketry from the picture, which in turn means hundreds of meters per second of delta-v isn't that impressive anymore.
** There is also no such thing as a 'dark side' of the moon (a lunar day lasts about 1 month with 2 weeks of daylight), but, since the moon is tidally locked to the Earth, there is a 'far side' of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. The moon base that's supposed to be on the dark side of the moon can be seen with both sunlight hitting it and the Earth in view.
*** Klaus, when told that Earth is under the horizon, states that it was the full moon yesterday, which is supposed to mean that Earth is close to the horizon now. Earth does move a bit in the Moon's sky, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration it's a bit more complex than mere moon phases]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: By the time the movie takes place, two or three generations of Nazis have been born and raised on the Moon. Despite this, none of the Nazis who travel to Earth have any problem with gravity six times stronger than what they're used to. This could be handwaved by their anti-gravity technology producing Earth-norm gravity within their fortresses, but one early scene shows our astronaut hero falling off a high railing inside the base, in slow motion that would be consistent with lunar gravity.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps the AG fields aren't active around the machinery for practical reasons]].
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When the Nazis blow up the lunar lander, Washington is knocked back by a shock wave, which can't exist in a vacuum.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Nazi flagship, the Götterdämmerung, is about the size of a small city and has guns that can destroy about 10% of the Moon with each shot. Although most of its workings appear to be mechanical, Nazi computer technology is stuck in the 40s and they can't get it off the ground without the processing power of a simple handheld smartphone or tablet. This falls in line with many real Nazi experimental weapons that were ridiculously oversized.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Klaus Adler, who kills Kortzfleisch in the second act and assumes control of the Nazi attack fleet]].
* TheBigBoard: The Nazis have some kind of operations room to plan their invasion, and we see Wolfgang Kortzfleisch playing with the models like plastic army men.
* BigDamnHeroes: During the space battle [[spoiler: the U.S.S George W. Bush is finally starting to be overwhelmed by the Nazi ships and needs reinforcements, even though there should be none due to an international treaty that bans creation of armed spaceships. Cue an incoming armada of ships consisting of nearly every major nation in the world, all of which violated that treaty just like the US did. Except Finland.]]
** Possibly made all the funnier by the knowledge that Finnish broadcaster YLE was one of the film's (several) major financiers.
* BilingualBonus: Most of the Nazi dialogue is in German, albeit subtitled in English except when dealing with proper names and a few other things.
* BitingTheHandHumor: The film pokes fun at many countries, including Finland (the only country who didn't arm their ships) and Australia (whom the President was considering arbitrarily bombing). Two of the main sponsors of the film are from Finland and Australia, and one of the directors is himself Finnish.
* BlackComedy
* BlingOfWar:
** [[spoiler:Klaus Adler]] ordering "a uniform fit for a Führer". Later we see him in a uniform trimmed with an excessive number of chains.
** Vivian Wagner's inexplicable feather-trimmed catsuit, which she wears on the bridge of the USS George W Bush. She seems to have been hired for the job almost exclusively because she'd look good doing it.
* BondJamesBond: "Washington. James Washington."
* BoundAndGagged: Vivian, though it doesn't stop her talking.
* ButtMonkey: The North Korean representative, who tries to take credit for the spaceships the Nazis use. Everyone in the room immediately dismisses it.
-->'''N. Korean Delegate:''' The spaceships are ours. Our Beloved Leader designed and built them himself.
-->'''Assembled Delegates:''' *laughter*
-->'''Secretary of State:''' Alright North Korea, sit down.
* CassandraTruth: James tries to warn people on Earth about the moon Nazis, but obviously it doesn't sound very believable. Him looking like an established hobo by that point doesn't help spread his message either.
* ClothingDamage: Renate gives the audience some gratuitous {{fanservice}} when the airlock is opened.
* ColonyDrop: The Nazi spaceships drag large chunks of the Moon to toss at the Earth.
* CombatStilettos: Renate wears them in her Vivian Wagner-designed costume. [[spoiler:She uses one of them to kill Klaus by ramming her heel into his forehead]].
* CompensatingForSomething: The Götterdämmerung, as pointed out by Vivian.
--> '''Vivian:''' Klaus must have the smallest dick in the entire universe.
* CoolStarship: The Nazi spaceships look like {{Cool Airship}}s.
** Stating the obvious but The Götterdämmerung. Looks like the aftermath of an explosion at a girder factory, but has destructive power equal to many sci-fi planet-killers.
** The [[spoiler: Earth Fleet]], especially U.S.S. GeorgeWBush probably outdo the Nazi ones, having a much more modern aesthetic (the Moon Nazis' are extremely DieselPunk), evidently ''much'' more powerful weapons (not counting the Gotterdammerung's cannons), and being extremely varied. A few vessels of note are the I.S.S., a rebuilt Mir with a WaveMotionGun, and ''[[DoctorWho The Tardis]]''.
* DeathBySex: The guard assigned to kill Vivian fell for the old "one last blowjob" trick.
* DeathByWomanScorned: [[spoiler: Klaus Adler]], who made the mistake of scorning ''two'' women.
* DeathGlare: Klaus gives a genuinely ''frightening'' one to Kortzfleisch when the latter begins the invasion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, [[spoiler:Klaus kills him shortly afterwards.]]
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The ''Götterdämmerung'''s cannon shells are made up of "metallic hydrogen". They're powerful enough to blow up large chunks of the Moon with a single volley. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen Metallic hydrogen]] actually exists as an experimental material, and could theoretically be weaponized if it could be made in significant quantities.
* DetonationMoon: About 10% of the Moon gets blown up.
* DieselPunk: Having adapted separate from our own technological advancements, the grim, pistons-and-gears approach towards spaceship design, particularly the ''Götterdämmerung'', gives this feel as a stark contrast to the more traditional approach to TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture that Earth has grown with.
** Even the ''[[FlyingSaucer Reichsflugscheiben]]'' sound like they've got warbird piston engines.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Okay, so Klaus Adler ended his affair with Vivian Wagner and went back to the moon. Her response involves a heavily armed spaceship and the complete destruction of the Nazi moonbase in order to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill kill]] Klaus. The Nazi invasion just happens to get in her way and helps her vent some of her anger.
* DownerEnding: Quite so. [[spoiler: The Nazi invasion force is defeated, but the heroes (and the civilians on the Moon) are stuck in a nuked Moonbase. Not to mention every nation on Earth descends into a [[WorldWarIII nuclear war]], with the end credits rolling over a slow panning shot of the Earth tearing itself apart.]] However, [[spoiler: the very last image in the film is that of a spaceship of unknown origin orbiting the planet Mars.]]
* EagleLand: The United States is a shallow, greedy bully that misses no opportunity to toot its own horn. It does, however, take the lead when it comes to defeating the Nazis. [[spoiler:For the publicity, that is.]]
* EinsteinHair: Doktor Richter, complete with the mustache as well.
* EngineeredPublicConfession
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: ''Schwarze Sonne'' is a giant swastika.
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler:All of the world's countries are just bickering warmongers, while the Nazis are either cluelessly naive or... you know... legit Nazis.]]
* FantasticRacism: Moon Führer Wolfgang Kortzfleisch sees all humans on Earth as sub-humans that must be eliminated from Earth.
* FictionalUnitedNations: United World Confederacy
* FiveBadBand: [[spoiler: At the beginning anyway...]]
** BigBad: Moonführer Kortzfleisch.
** TheDragon: Klaus Adler, also TheStarscream.
** EvilGenius: Dr Richter.
** TheBrute: The Nazi Soldiers.
** TheDarkChick: Renate Richter
* FlyingSaucer: The staple transport of the Nazis, the Reichsflugscheibe, working something like a [[RecycledINSPACE Space]] [[TankGoodness Tank]] in terms of armament.
* FunWithSubtitles: LongTitle gags and spelling mistakes that get corrected on screen.
* GasMaskMooks: The Nazis are seen wearing these as they load up into their flying saucers.
* GroinAttack: [[IncrediblyLamePun With a hilarious reaction to boot!]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Renate]].
* HeelRealisation: When [[spoiler:Renate]] sees the unedited version of TheGreatDictator and runs into some Neo-Nazis.
* HerrDoktor: Doctor Richter, naturally.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Renate realizes the horror of the Nazis and decides to reeducate the survivors on the Moon.]]
* HistoricalInJoke:
** The Russian throwing his shoe at the UN conference is a reference to the alleged Khrushchev shoe-banging incident in the UN as well as the shoe-pelting of George W. Bush.
** A member of the UN stands up and shouts, "You lie!" at the US president, which is a reference to US Representative Joe Wilson's outburst during Barack Obama's state of the union address.
** In the final battle, the Japanese spaceship, in kamikaze fashion, rams itself into another ship.
* {{Homage}}: Vivian shouting at her employees is very similar (almost shot for shot) to [[WebVideo/HitlerRants the infamous Hitler ranting scene]] from ''Film/{{Downfall}}''.
* IKnowMortalKombat:
-->'''Renate:''' Do you have any idea how to fly this thing?
-->'''James:''' Can't be any harder than ''VideoGame/WingCommander''.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Kortzfleisch seems to get long bouts of indignant coughing whenever someone greets him with "''Heil Hitler!''"
* InsistentTerminology: Adler is deliberately taunting Kortzfleisch by heiling Hitler instead of ''him'', something the Führer points out every time.
-->'''Adler:''' Heil Hitler!
-->'''Kortzfleisch:''' Das Heißt. NICHT. '''HITLER!'''[[note]]It's not Hitler![[/note]]
* InterruptedIntimacy: Adler is about to bang Vivian on the floor of her office when he notices Kortzfleisch sitting comfortably just a few meters away, flanked by several bodyguards wielding machine guns. Cue Adler standing up and doing a Nazi salute with his pants down.
* IronicEcho: Intertextualist echo on a ShoutOut line: after Vivian orders her crew to fire the nukes on Schwarze Sonne, they hesitate:
-->'''Crew member''': What about the women and children?
-->'''Vivian:''' The USA does ''not'' negotiate with terrorists!
* JiveTurkey: From a black man, naturally. "Invasion? Y'all must be trippin'!"
* JustPlaneWrong: A-10 Thunderbolts, which are ground-attack planes (used mainly to destroy tanks or harass massed enemy infantry formations), are shown to be used as anti-air fighters, though it's [[Film/TerminatorSalvation not the first movie guilty of that]]. F-22 Raptors are engaging their targets at distances and altitudes more consistent with OldSchoolDogfight just so that the Nazi flak guns would be shown actually having any effect.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: According to AllThereInTheManual, before leaving, the Nazi elite kill off all excess people in the Antarctic base as to leave no evidence warning of their return.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** In the middle of the [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome high-budget space battle]], Vivian comments, "This is beautiful!"
** One imagines that this was ''not'' the intention later, when the ''Götterdämmerung'' is anti-climatically destroyed and Vivian comments, "Well that was disappointing!"
** Only taking the in-universe side, it comes off rather creepy, with her finding a slaughter beautiful and her enemies not being tortured disappointing.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The American spaceship attacks this way. With ''nuclear'' missiles, no less.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Renate.
* ManBehindTheMan: It is fairly evident that for all her flaws, the president had ''no idea'' about the [[spoiler: Helium-3 deposits]], and was simply being guided by the Secretary of Defense, even asking him why they were ''really'' going to the moon in an early scene. One scene later he is seen becoming (supposedly) very confused when a U.N. delegate asks if they are going there for "Natural Resources Activity", and claims to have no idea what the man is talking about. When the [[spoiler: Helium-3]] is discovered, the Secretary is the only one in the room not to be confused, quickly and quietly informing the president that "It's ours".
* MeaningfulName: The Nazi spaceships are named after the operas of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
* MissingTrailerScene: Kortzfleisch playing with his models, among others.
* NextSundayAD: The movie was screened in 2012 and is set in 2018.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Moon Nazis in flying saucers and space zeppelins, vs. President Sarah Palin.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The US President looks like Sarah Palin, speaks like George Bush, and is focused on presentation like Obama.
* NoMereWindmill: The flying saucer space Nazis are very real, but [[{{Doomsayer}} when a certain hobo tries to warn people]] about the threat they all just think he's crazy.
* NonNaziSwastika: There is quite a bit of fire directed against the India representative for wearing one of these once the other politicians get a shot of an enemy capital ship.
* NorthKoreansWithNodongs: When the Nazi fleet first appears, the North Korean U.N. representative "confesses" that the ships are theirs, and that their "Great Leader designed and built them himself." [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The entirety of the U.N. bursts into a fit of uncontrollable laughter]].
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Klaus manages to shrug off Vivian's advances, which is to be expected given that she's not Aryan. She does ''[[WomanScorned not]]'' take it well.
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The US ship firing a bunch of nukes at a position they ''know'' to be full of noncombatant women and children.
* OffModel: A scene depicting Nazi flying saucers attacking as viewed from the streets of New York shows them much larger than they actually are in any other shots.
* OminousLatinChanting: Of the German variety: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNPggf0RPcg "Götterdämmerung muss fliegen, Maschine steigt in den Himmel!"]]''
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Dr. Richter may be a [[MadScientist Nazi quack]], but you have to give the man credit for how quickly he adapted computer technology generations ahead of his own to the Nazi's purposes. He even wrote a Nazi app for the smartphone and tablet. However, the entire plot hinges on him apparently being unable to [[spoiler:build a 5v charger]].
** Special credit simply to this line: "I invented this cable to connect this machine with our main computer. I call it Universal Systematic Binding - USB for short."
* OnceMoreWithClarity: In-universe: Renate teaches her students on the Moon that ''TheGreatDictator'' is a [[OrwellianEditor ten minute short film]] showing how AdolfHitler [[WideEyedIdealist wished for peace and unity]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans across the globe]]. After Renate arrives on Earth, she tries to convince Washington of Hitler's "message" by taking him to a theatre playing the movie. Too bad Earth's copy of the film [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone isn't edited...]]
** This is also one of the things--along with the Helium-3 issue, which is scientifically at least plausible--where this film is improbably better-researched and thought out than it has any right to be.
* OrionDrive: The USS ''George W. Bush'' seems to be designed with one. Might explain the [[NukeEm shit-ton of nukes]] it was carrying.
* OverlyLongName: Some of the Moon Nazi military titles spoof actual Nazi military titles with glee. One of them is long enough to take a full row in subbing.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: The US president is a buffoonish UsefulNotes/SarahPalin expy.
* PlayingWithSyringes
* PrecisionFStrike: From the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeIu1FiTTyI Berlin trailer]]:
--> '''Narrator:''' You know what I'm talking about: ''Motherfucking space Nazis'' in a film called ''Iron Sky''!
* PlugNPlayTechnology: A modern smartphone, followed by a tablet, is interfaced with 40s-era vacuum tube technology.
* PointDefenseless: Played straight with the Nazis, but averted with the USS ''George W. Bush''. Until they start to overwhelm it with numbers, the Nazis can't even land a hit.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: During the final space battle, the Japanese spaceship goes all kamikaze.
* RecycledInSPACE: Nazis, [-ON THE MOON-]! AlienInvasion movie, [-WITH NAZIS-]!
** The space battle itself carries enough similarities to be ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' [-WITH NAZIS-]!
* RescueRomance: Washington stops Renate from being blown out into space when he [[NoOSHACompliance unwittingly opens an airlock door.]]
* RidingTheBomb: Very briefly towards the end of the movie.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The movie is, ultimately, all about this; first with the Nazis wanting revenge on Earth, then [[spoiler: Vivian taking revenge on Klaus and the USA waging revenge for the Nazi attack, then the other nations of the world get into the fight back against bullying America...]]
* RuleOfFunny[=/=]RuleOfCool: The film lives on these tropes. Nazis on the Moon with doomsday weapons and an army of space zeppelins. Also, almost every nation in the world has an armed space program to join battle against said space zeppelins.
** The President's re-election propaganda campaign being led by a pair of actual Nazis, one of whom even writes her speeches.
* RunningGag: Moon Führer Kortzfleisch is annoyed when his subordinates salute him with "Heil Hitler!"
* SchizoTech: The Nazis have a secret Moon base, flying saucers, GIANT space zeppelins, and Helium-3 fusion power, but they're still using trenchcoats, motorcycles, MP-40 submachine guns, and computers that fill up an entire room.
* ScreenShake: In the USS ''George W. Bush'', when fired upon, the entire ship shakes in a way reminiscent of [[Franchise/StarTrek another show.]] Not surprising, given the special effect studio commissioned for the film previously worked on ''WebOriginal/StarWreck''.
* SecretWeapon: In violation of the UN treaties, every major nation turns out to have one or several secret militarized spaceships, apart from Finland. Not only have these nations secretly planted weapons systems on their spacecraft capable of shooting down Nazi flying saucers and space zeppelins, they also managed to cram enough fuel into those tiny spaceframes to send them all the way to the Moon, "just in case."
* SelectiveObliviousness: The Nazis are ''very'' confident in their technological levels.
-->'''Klaus Adler:''' ''What is this device?'' *holds up a smartphone*
-->'''Washington:''' ''Oh that? That's my kickass cellphone... and a computer.''
-->'''Doktor Richter:''' ''That... is not a computer.'' ''This is a computer!'' *Motions to a room-sized Zuse computer*
** To his credit, Richter studies the device and confirms Washington's story later on.
* SequelHook / TheStinger: After dealing with Moon Nazis for the entirety of the film, the final shot of the film shows the Moon eclipsing the sun, which slowly pulls back to show an Earth [[spoiler:ruined by nuclear war]], until finally it pulls back far enough that Mars appears at the bottom of screen... with [[spoiler: a man-made satellite of undetermined origin in orbit]]. Hmm... the ''[[DirtyCommunists Red]]'' Planet, huh?
** It might be the Finnish ship.
* SexFaceTurn: Vivian, in all likelihood, would have betrayed America had Alder simply boned her like she obviously wanted.
* ShoutOut:
** ''[[Film/{{Downfall}} Der Untergang]]'', in Vivian's first scene is a recreation of the [[MemeticMutation famous]] ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' rant.
** [[Film/DrStrangelove Washington seems to have troubles keeping himself from saluting.]]
** If you look again closely at the first shot of the Earth fleet, there's a [[Series/DoctorWho little blue box]] that you might have missed...
** Plenty to [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner]], from the ship names to some of the musical themes.
** The scene where [[spoiler: Adler crawls towards Renate who tries to stop the Götterdämmerung]] is accompanied by the shark theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
** The Australian satellite is named the ''[[CrocodileDundee Dundee]] 01''.
*** This also happens to be a bad pun and shout out to 'Dante 01', a french sci-fi movie.
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'', in the design of the USS George W Bush's bridge and in the way the whole crew stumbles about whenever they get hit.
** The music for the space battle includes a few bars of synth from "On The Run" by Pink Floyd. No prizes for guessing the [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon album]].
** When Adler is rallying his troops as he enthusiastically waves an iPad at them (complete with little glowing Apple logo), it shares resemblance to another [[http://youtu.be/HhsWzJo2sN4 iconic Apple Shout Out]].
** The logo of the ''George W. Bush'' bears a strong resemblance to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Weyland-Yutani]] logo.
** The mayhem on the streets of New York City during the Moon Nazi attack is reminiscent of ''IndependenceDay''. So are shots of the zeppelins in space readying for attack.
* ShownTheirWork: The Moon motorcycle runs on biodiesel distilled from the waste of a hydroponic greenhouse, and has a separate oxygen tank to allow it work in the vacuum. The [[AscendedFanon official explanation]] is the motorcycle engine is converted to run on hydrogen peroxide monopropellant. Peroxide is introduced into the cylinder via a catalytic nozzle, which turns liquid peroxide into superheated steam and replaces the combustion in power stroke. Peroxide is run through hollow cylinder liners which act as regenerative coolant jackets. Also they wear their trenchcoats over pressurized suits.
* SpaceIsNoisy: The surface of the Moon is supposed to be a near-perfect vacuum. This doesn't prevent us from hearing the Moon motorcycle's internal combustion engine, though.
* TheStarscream: Adler.
* StupidJetpackHitler: The Nazis have [[FlyingSaucer Flying Saucers]], a [[SpaceBase Moonbase]] [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Space Zeppelins]], [[AsteroidMiners Helium-3 mines]], and a DieselPunk DoomsdayDevice.
* SuckingInLines: At least one Earth space laser weapon does that.
* SuperBreedingProgram: Brought up by Klaus Adler as a rather unromantic way of telling Renate Richter that he wants her babies.
* SupervillainLair: Schwarze Sonne, a swastika-shaped Nazi base [[RecycledINSPACE ON THE MOON]].
-->'''Vivian:''' Obvious and [[CompensatingForSomething overstated]] as always, Klaus...
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Ready to face the music" (the piece which plays when the US Airforce swoops in to defend New York) has its initial chords resemble [[StarWars the Imperial March]]. [[Anvilicious Probably not uninentionally]], given [[TheEmpire the way the US is presented in the film]].
* TakeAThirdOption: Adler's original mission to Earth was to simply get some cellphones to complete the nazi's superweapon. However, he gets a bit sidetracked due largely to Renata convincing the US president to try for a more peaceful resolution, and probably would have just went along with it were it not for the untimely arrival of the Fuhrer accusing him of treason and forcing his hand.
* TechnologyPorn: Surprisingly massive amounts of glorious CGI for a comedy title made on a ten million dollar budget, without any noticeable SpecialEffectsFailure.
* ThemeNaming: All the Nazi spaceships have been named after RichardWagner's operas. Including ''Götterdämmerung''.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Wackier than ever.
* ToiletHumor: Notice the dove on the teaser poster.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Washington isn't aware [[spoiler: he's been turned into a blue-eyed white man]] until he encounters some gangbangers.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Well, in 2018, to be precise.
* VillainProtagonist: The comics are told from the Nazis' POV.
* WaveMotionGun: The Russian ship, the re-purposed MIR space station, seems to have a giant laser.
** The Nazi's superweapon, [[spoiler:which manages to shoot through part of the moon, creating a huge valley to reveal Earth after it disappeared over the horizon.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Renate seems completely okay with her father dying aboard the ''Götterdämmerung''. TheStinger reveals that Dr. Richter didn't really die... [[spoiler: he's strapped to a table and forced to listen to a modern rap song, as he "tortured" James in the first act of the film.]]
** What happened to the rest of the Nazi soldiers who initially arrived on Earth? After one is killed in the pot field the other two are seen running in a different direction than the protagonists, not to mention what happened to the pilots of the ship.
* WideEyedIdealist: Renate really believes that national socialism is all about bringing peace, cooperation, and unity. She was never told about the real outcome of WorldWarTwo, which [[spoiler: led to her HeelRealization when she discovered the truth.]]
* WomanScorned: Do not ever piss off Vivian. She even quotes the preceding line of the poem (''Hell hath no fury'').
* ZeeRust: Used with the nazis, whose technology doesn't seem much further than the mid 1940's, such as Dr. Richter's room-sized computer.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: They carry Nazi [[FlyingSaucer UFOs]] and drag [[ColonyDrop asteroids]] behind them.
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