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It is such an unusual story, of a small boy and an enormous robot, that somehow highlight the feelings of friendship and loyalty in a fashion no other animated story has managed to do.
A real heartwarming tale with great heroes, a cunning villian, wonderful humour and plenty of action. Highly recommended viewing for both adults and children alike, making it a fantastic family film.
This film is a big step from the 2-D animated Disney films of the late-1990's. There's no romantic sub-plots, no talking creatures voiced by a-list celebrities and best of all, no cring-worthy songs that tries to become an Oscar contender. THE IRON GIANT is a touching and heartwarming film about a lonely boy who befriends a giant iron robot from outer space.
If you've read this review, please buy THE IRON GIANT on DVD and watch it with all of your family. It's a modern classic.
This is somehow old fashioned in terms of the pace of the story and the style of animation, and bang up to date at the same time, meaning it really does appeal to all, and in my opinion there really are few kids films being made today that can match it.
My advice is buy it, you won't be disappointed - I think we'll all be watching it again next weekend.
This is up there with 'Toy Story' as the finest animated movie ever made and probably one of the finest movies of any kind. I will be spreading the word because this has been criminally under exposed. See it NOW!
The story focuses on a young boy called Hogarth, who is 11 years old. He lives with his mom in the town of Rockwell, Maine, a quiet town where nothing much happens. All this changes when the townsfolk report sightings of a large alien creature. Many dismiss these reports, but they are taken seriously by Kent Mansley, a slimy goverment agent who is out to find and destroy the creature.
Hogarth finds the giant robot after hearing noises one night and following a trail of destruction through the forest. He soon befriends the robot, who is a gentle giant, and will the help of Dean, a beatnik artist who works at the scrapyard, seeks to hide his new friend from the evil Kent, who is snooping ever closer...
This is a really exciting and touching movie which highlights the intolerance and prejudice of people. Humans are out to destroy what they don't understand, rather than reaching out. The animation is superb, especially, the showdown at the end of the movie. The film leaves us guessing what the robot actually is- is he an alien from outer space, or a military experiment? This is an intelligent kids movie which will have you thinking about it after it has finished.
The voice cast are:
Eli Marienthal: Hogarth Hughes:
The protagonist. An 11 year old boy trying to make sense of the world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect for my class to watch after we had finished studying the book.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this classic film the first time I watched it as a child and can still enjoy this even now as an adult. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luke
The extra scenes were ok,very short and they don't add very much to the film,the dream sequence in particular was vague and disapointing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ashley.Treacy