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The Iron Giant (1999)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: The Iron Giant (1999) Reply with quote




This fine move was crafted by Brad Bird, the mastermind behind The Incredibles, a sci-fi / James Bond tribute that thrilled fans of both genres.

Mr. Bird spent years creating this equally devoted homage to 1950s classics using the time-honored two-dimensional art form that gave us great movies which ranged from Snow White to The Lion King before the art form was finally replaced by CGI.

As much as I appreciate what Mr. Bird tried to do, this heroic effort to make one last 1950s science fiction movie isn't successful, and I've never been fond of it.

If you feel differently, here's your chance to defend it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The fellow who made this video below is enterraining, and the video is both well shot and edited. Cool


_"IRON GIANT" Walmart Exclusive 2020 Figure Review


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my 10 favorite movies. I was fortunate to see it on a big screen a couple of years ago!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:46 pm    Post subject: You are who you choose to be. Reply with quote

It's the 1950s and young Hogarth Hughes happens upon a visitor from space ..... in the form of a giant iron man.

Delightful animation adaptation of Ted Hughes' much beloved 1968 novel "The Iron Man". Set during the period of time when Cold War and sci-fi paranoia was prevalent, The Iron Giant embraces these themes and stokes them with lessons of friendship, hatred, death and pertinent reminders of pacifism. Directed by Brad Bird and scripted by Tim McCanilies and Andy Brent Forrester, The Iron Giant is one of those rare animation animals that delights the kids as much as it does the watching adults. Though the actual giant himself, with all his dazzling weaponry, is the star attraction on show, it's the iron colossus' inner conflict that gives the film its heart. Aided by his friend, young Hogarth, good old iron decides he doesn't want to be a big weapon, but the authorities, as is nearly always the way, just can't let it be. The unflinching attitude that ran through many of the 50s sci-fi schlockers was one of being "because we don't understand it, lets destroy it" is something that Ted Hughes and the film makers here capture perfectly. Sophisticated and intelligent in its approach and delivery, this is definitely one of the better animated film's from the modern age. 9/10

Voice work comes from Jennifer Anniston, Harry Connick Jr, Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Christopher McDonald, M. Emmet Walsh and Eli Marienthal.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I haven't seen this movie in years, and by gum I think it's time to enjoy it again!

Thanks! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Beautiful artwork, Miss Eadie! Thanks. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful movie!

Recently it was designated as one of the 15 best Sci-fi movies of all time.

It was a heartfelt, heartwarming example of what film can be in telling stories that tell more than just what is usually presented from the cine-video mills of todays Hollywood.

And...Yes...I have the Walmart version figure proudly presented on my bookshelf between Robby and Gort along with my giant Iron Giant bolt!




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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son loves this film and it ranks high in his top five movies!
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