The Iron Giant
We Read This Review to Caleb, Age Two,
& He Agreed Wholeheartedly...
Have you watched The Iron Giant with your kids lately?
How about ever? If not, you're committing an egregious act of abuse
by neglect, because The Iron Giant may be one of the finest films
Warner Brothers has made in years. Not only is the animation stylish
and cool enough for big kids, the story is solid and unpretentious.
This movie has so many things going for it that it is hard to pick
just a few, but I will try. Topping the list is, as mentioned, the
story, with one of the best anti-violence messages in modern times.
The voice work by Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr. and Vin Diesel
is so good you probably won't notice that big names are doing the
voice-overs. (I often find well-known actors' voices distracting
in animated movies.) At a lean 87 minutes, The Iron Giant is a well-spent
movie experience. The kids will enjoy the story of a little boy
in the fifties who finds his own robot from outer space, and the
adults will appreciate the movie's intelligence, as well as how
it captures days gone by without seeming trite or contrived. Stop
abusing your kids by not letting them watch this movie.