THE IRON GIANT Film Review


THE IRON GIANT

Director: Brad BIrd

Screenplay: Tim McCanlies

Story: Brad Bird based upon the book "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, M. Emmet Walsh, Cloris Leachman, Vin Diesel

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, some thematic material and smoking

Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

Released: August 6, 1999

***** out of *****

Photo: Warner Bros.

In Brad Bird's THE IRON GIANT, Hogarth Hughes develops an unexpected friendship with a giant robot from outer space.

In 1957, when a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, a 9-year-old boy discovers him and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley (Christopher McDonald), becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad

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