The Iron Giant (1999)

12 Jul 2014

physical comedy

emotional resonance
empathy and sympathy

fresh perspective
cliché message
layered meaning (good for over-thinking/multiple viewing)

excellent camera work
immersive atmosphere
beautiful scenes

expected outcome
acceptable suspense (developments predicted minutes before)

intense action
epic effects


very moving animation. Cried twice: deer death; ready to hug the missle. The happy ending is not forced at all; logical and heart-warming. Rare deep film (on subject of human nature and power) targeted at children. Gave an optimistic view on human nature obviously (the only cheesy predictable scene when Hoghorth stood in front of the gun. yet it is not too bad because the robot was only killing for vengence when he thought Hoghorth is dead).