Happy
Holidays,
People!
Forum » Retro T.V. & Movies » The Iron Giant
Superman
Let's discuss one of my favorite animated films of the '90s, The Iron Giant. This movie never fails to wow me whenever I watch it, even though I know exactly how it all turns out. I'm not one to cry at movies, but the scene where the Giant chooses to sacrifice himself to save everyone never fails to make me tear up just a little bit. The Giant is such an innocent character; you can't help but root for him and hold your breath as you await his fate to be revealed.

I also love the film's message, "You are who you choose to be." It's a very true statement and one of my all-time favorite movie quotes. If only all animated films had such a powerful and clearly stated moral.


Quote
   
Vaporman87
This is actually one my all-time favorite animated films. It's well crafted, well written, well acted, and is very heart-warming. It's a perfect animated film and great for kids and adults alike. I agree with you... more films need to tap into everything this one had going for it.

I hope that one day we see a sequel, but it has to be able to live up to the original.
Quote Disable Sigs
You love this signature.
Benjanime
let's not forget that adam sandler's eight crazy nights used the same art style, and we all know how bland that movie was compared to this lol.
Quote Disable Sigs


3DS Friend Code: 4124-6332-4341
Name: Benji
Nintendo Network ID: Benjamillion
PSN account ID: benjanime
Vaporman87
Benjanime wrote :

let's not forget that adam sandler's eight crazy nights used the same art style, and we all know how bland that movie was compared to this lol.
-end quote
Yeah. The animation was very reminiscent of Don Bluth's animation from the '80s, only not as rough or "sketch-like". It looked as though they used a great deal of live action footage that was converted to animation by tracing, essentially. Whatever the process, it worked really well.
Quote Disable Sigs
You love this signature.
Superman
Vaporman87 wrote :
I hope that one day we see a sequel, but it has to be able to live up to the original.
-end quote

I remember really hoping for a sequel after I first saw the movie. Too bad nothing ever came of it.
Quote Disable Sigs
Vaporman87

Trendmasters made some very cool toys of Iron Giant. One in particular was pretty valuable on EBay for a long time... a 20+ inch Giant. It might still be fetching high prices

Quote Disable Sigs
You love this signature.
Mr Magic

Great movie. The deer scene was tearjearking, though.


Quote Disable Sigs