Thursday, 1 March 2012

100th Review! The Iron Giant (Updated)









The Iron Giant


Release Date: 6th April 2000 - Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Warner Bros. Feature Animation

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution 


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 86 minutes


Budget: $48,000,000

Box Office Gross: $80,000,000
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Something huge is on the
horizon. Hogarth Hughes
just rescued an enormous
robot that fell from the
stars to Earth. Now young
Hogarth has one very big
friend and an even bigger
problem: How do you keep
a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating
(junkyard cars are especially
tasty) giant a secret? It's even
harder when a nosy government
agent arrives in town to hunt
down the "alien invader" and
the combined land, sea and
air might of the U.S. military
is sent to demolish the giant.
The result: an incredible
adventure that's part metal,
part magic, all heart.


Voice Cast
Eli Marienthal - Hogarth Hughes
Jennifer Aniston - Annie Hughes
Harry Connick Jr. - Dean McCoppin
Vin Diesel - The Iron Giant
Christopher McDonald - Kent Mansley
John Mahoney - General Rogard
M. Emmet Walsh - Earl Stutz
James Gammon - Foreman Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux
Cloris Leachman - Mrs. Tensedge

Crew
Screen Story/Animator (Uncredited)/Director - Brad Bird
Based on Book "The Iron Man"/Consultant - Ted Hughes
Screenplay - Tim McCaniles
Creator: The Spirit - Will Eisner
Creators: Superman - Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Executive Producer - Pete Townshend
Producers - Allison Abbate & Des McAnuff
Production Designer/Designer: Iron Giant - Mark Whiting
Character Designer/Head of Animation/Supervising
Animator/Visual Development Artist - Tony Fucile
Designer: Iron Giant/Supervising Animator/
Storyboard Artist - Steve Markowski
Cinematography - Steven Wilzbach
Film Editor - Darren T. Holmes
Music - Michael Kamen


Review
Hello everyone this is my 100th review, this movie will bring you and your family together in watching it. THE IRON GIANT tells a story about a young boy who befriends a giant robot and is the directorial debut of PIXAR veteran Brad Bird. The 2D animated picture never looked very marvellous and boldly captures of the setting of the 50s when anti-communism was a hot-button issue back then. The hand-drawn animation was intermingled with computer-generated imagery as the film's title character looked terrific in CGI. Especially the scene where he transforms into one deadly machine after he gets ticked off by the military.

For some reason, I didn't know that action star Vin Diesel did the voice for the same giant robot. I like the way how he distorts his deep graveled and masculine voice of the character and I believe that is an exceptional role for him.

To me, I find the IRON GIANT to be the most fun, touching and heart-wrenching movie, it is also a great 2D animated picture. I would recommend this film for those who watch movies either it be sci-fi animation or directed by Brad Bird.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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