I think animated motion pictures are getting
better all the time.
This script is exciting, intelligent, and will appeal to both
children and adults.
A 50-foot-tall robot, who by the way eats metal, fell from outer
space and teaches friendship, with powerful messages.
One of the better animated films this summer.
A nice change of pace in a summer of
over-budgeted, poorly written extravaganzas is The Iron Giant--a
nice slice of animation that serves up a great tribute to 1950s
science fiction films.
Is he the Red Menace or a friendly alien?
Simple, touching, and adults will enjoy it more than kids.
I didn't like the way Hollywood mixes in politics
with the beloved 1968 English children's book called The Iron
Giant. It is transformed in this movie into a left-wing fable
about McCarthyism and nuclear warfare.
But what's so irritating is how the film continues the lie that
the Soviet Union was no threat at all (in the 1950s) and that
the search for Soviet spies was about nothing more than persecuting
misunderstood, innocent outsiders.
I didn't buy it.