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The Iron Giant

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

 THE IRON GIANT

 

 

 
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.

Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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