Chosen by: John C.
The Iron Giant
Release Date August 6th, 1999
Rated PG For Fantasy Action And Mild Language
Brad Bird (dir.)
Hogarth Hughes as Eli Marienthal (voice)
Annie Hughes as Jennifer Aniston (voice)
Dean McCoppin as Harry Connick Jr. (voice)
Iron Giant as Vin Diesel (voice)
Kent Mansley as Christopher McDonald (voice)
John Mahoney Gen. as Rogard(voice)
The Iron Giant Review By John C.
**** (out of four)
The Iron Giant is probably one of the most special animated movies ever made. When it was released in 1999, it met with rave reviews, but nobody went to see it. If it had come out now, after Director Brad Bird has become famous for his equally brilliant Pixar films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, It probably would have been a smash hit. The story focuses on the young Hogarth Hughes growing up with his single mother in the late 1950’s. One night he finds a giant iron robot who he tries to keep under the radar of the government, who like most of society was worried about the threat of a cold war. The visuals are stunning and the story feels authentic to the time. By the end you will probably have tears in your eyes. A great movie that stands out in the world of animation.