First, the cartoon seemed very childish, there and deliberately simple panache has made a contribution. Immediately clear to what bends the plot — the boy needed a friend and he turns all sorts of animals, meanwhile, the sky is falling someone... overcast Preface closer to the middle passes in quite a curious piece with overtones against xenophobia and with a very vital way, the caretaker of the dump, he sculptor... but the finale is an unpleasant taste. Question: "you see authors removed?" all often POPs up in your head.
So, if you drop a wrapper in the form of peace, friendship, chewing gum. It is unknown what civilization with unknown purposes sent to the Ground combat robot (or possibly metal-mechanical representative of his race, the Steel Giant is more like a rational creature, than on the machine, and child) invincible even for the most destructive weapon of our civilization. Invincible and fighting. With unknown objectives. What if they will send more hundreds will switch them their programs from passive mode of protection mode active attacks if it is robots, or send adult members of their race with a specific combat mission?
As a person who cared for the safety of mankind, the authors of "cleverly" showed us some idiot, paranoid and before the heap of a hypocrite, who really do not care deeply for this same security. No so, let's play by the rules! Give a sane person, intelligent, careful and honest in their effort to protect the Earth. Let as opposed to that idiot, let him not even listen... but let them know that cautious — a much better approach than an emotional outburst "well he is well I love it!" Invulnerable for nuclear weapons nyashka — it is quite another matter.
He goes to contact's great! Study, find out what he then I forgot where he's from, to which he can what he wants, is there such as it, try to understand whether he is invulnerable to us all, or you have the means, begin to develop these funds case, study that the alloy be resistant to all do understand though, the car he cloaking "peaceful" program, or a rational creature with the freedom of the will, but very powerful protective instinct (according to the cartoon, all the same second, but it is clear to the audience, and not actors, yeah and the first cannot be ruled out, as not having dealt specifically). Giant same eats metal and in its peaceful incarnation loyal to the people, well so give it a Goodies he will be glad to help. In the end, he arrived at our territory uninvited guest, we it does not required he has to steal his food, and ask owners — I think the Land is not paradisa on a pile of rusty scrap metal, not suitable for processing, but in exchange for a demonstration of peaceful intentions.
Don't know how there novel this issue. For information, there was some kind of scene and a cartoon that tells about past the Giant — so why is it removed? Its true motivation — key.
In fact, compromising the idea of a reasonable care by attaching it like in the mouth of a negative character, the authors greatly simplified the task for themselves... and left a cartoon in the ordinary course antixenophobic promise. Nothing have against antixenophobic promises, but better they were correctly set out, so as not to undermine. As in "Area N9" for example — without the instinct of the audience to feel sorry for "little-darling". Or same series the Horta in the original "Star trek", or series "Garden of evil" from series "Aladdin"...
If you're not a xenophobe, it doesn't mean we need to love everyone and everything to believe. This means no need to hate and kill just for that a stranger here and all. It is, be treated normally, on the basis of the real qualities of each particular individual.
But, for good. Or 1999, still not started, or authors of the cartoon is not have touched pedophile hysteria, which already Pat on the head of another child normal people are afraid. In this case, clearly shows two adult males, is quite closely knit with the boy, not reached sexual maturity, and both parties communication includes in itself a prolonged bodily contact. And one — bad — roughly enough, stalking, violates personal space, eavesdropping, against the wishes of the child looks, how he sleeps, and second — good — communicating, tinkering with him trying to save from danger, even risking their own safety. Actually, if the first can be described as "the rapist" (not in the sexual sense), the second — as "father." What typical for the boy's mother first obvious differences — if it both behave normally. But she makes the right choice.
The way Dean (sculptor-the watchman of the dump) I loved it. Such a normal guy, a bit lazy, not loving problem, creative nature... nice, but not mushy, not rotated the money, but ready to work, in General, life.
Cute and that Americans have forgotten our contribution in space — the cartoon begins with a flying display of our first satellite "Sputnik-1" specially marked with sickle and hammer, so as not to introduce viewers to error that not the achievement of the Soviet Union, and the way it repeatedly commemorated. Although at the time of the action shown in the cartoon (1957), in the US the launch was not the peaceful joy of the first step of human civilization in space, offense that Russian walked the fear that we about that em, but in 1999, obviously, emotions have mellowed. At the typical American manner of all pioneering in all to arrogate to itself (which, of course, and the USSR had sinned), it's nice to see here about this desire is not send.
Overall, the movie is watchable, especially for younger children, which too early to think about a rather complex moral dilemma: what should be a potentially extremely dangerous, but having the peacefulness of a stranger. This a dilemma here, unfortunately, just merged.