The Iron Giant

Residents of a quiet American town witness a dazzling flash and fall of a huge object. A few days later boy named Hogarth Hughes finds in the vicinity of the giant robot that came to Earth from distant space galaxies. Despite its fearsome appearance, the alien visitor is good creature. Between him and the brave boy is tied true friendship. But having learned about the existence of the robot government and military decided to destroy the alien. Hogarth — the only one who can save the steel giant.

  • Brad Bird

Release Date: 1999-08-06
IMDb icon 8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $70,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $23,179,225
Ericka Sekofski
29 January 2008 | 07:33

Yes, Yes, Yes! For the first time in many years I cried at the viewing of the film! Unexpectedly for myself I just broke down in tears on the final scene...

Yes, it is not megablokbasterov (although the elements are there, though very good), not a psychological drama, not a horror Thriller, but the thin, the good and the painfully sentimental story! Have me a lump in my throat rose silent scream: "People, stop! What you create!..." If our life would be though the proportion of the humanity, and sincerity, as in this touching cartoon, world would be better and beautiful.

Unfortunately, I have not seen this film on the big screen, but happy to he is in my DVD of minocycli (a huge thanks to all who left your opinion that has forced me to break the iron rule is not buy DVD movies if I didn't see them in the cinema or on TV). I advise everyone! Not miss the moment!

Not turn off if the first hour not see will not feel all the above. Inspection to end, worth it!

P. S. thank you, Mr. bird!

Melisande Erkan
11 June 2016 | 11:05

Cartoon Steel giant I wanted to see have very long, but not reached. Considered a classic of animation, I'm not just thought about how to sit in front of the screen and evaluate this creation. Iiii... to unfortunately I can't say that the cartoon I like.

The main conflict lies between manic and even caricature-the hyperbolic quest to destroy all unknown naivety. Good and evil are depicted too clumsy, too obvious, without any shades of gray. There is only black and white and to complicate the situation, no one intend to. And it would seem that this is good, as a young audience (which this product focuses) should clearly understand that is "good" and what is "bad". But and a young audience merely has to ask: "why is this inspector so stupid acts, not trying to understand or even just to listen to Hogarth?". The motivation of the characters look very flimsy, I would even say that sucked out fingers.

But the main my complaint end. I hate can "disney" death and virtually every film, sinning like a cliché, negative emotions, etc as it completely devalues the heroic act. Imagine the scene as after John Connor puts the terminator in the molten metal, then comes the scene with arguments VoiceOver of Sarah Connor in the background of the motorway and suddenly the the terminator is on the way, and then he gets into car for the family of Connor and they leave together in the sunset. Like plot twists, even in children's cartoons look pretty gross (and if you navigate to persons under the age of 6 years, exclude the factor of the death of strip such, for to 6 years children are not generated concepts of death (say like bachelor's degree, studied for the psychological faculty)).

Here actually and all. Like and the promise of good and the topic is relevant (xenophobia), but too one-sided. Here and think now, then if the cartoon is hopelessly outdated, then if he became rusty cynic?

6 from 10

Laurette Chariot
02 November 2014 | 05:59

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.

How much has The Iron Giant made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $23,179,225.
How much did it cost to make The Iron Giant?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $70,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Iron Giant?
This tv-show was directed by Brad Bird.
What is the genre of The Iron Giant?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Adventure, Animation, Best Animation Movies, Best Family Movies, Best Sci-Fi Movies.
Who starred in The Iron Giant?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman.
What is The Iron Giant IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.
When was The Iron Giant released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1999-08-06.