The Iron Giant.

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  1. bumblebot98

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    im watching it right now and it brings back old memories,what do you think of this movie?
     
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    it's rather good, though it falls a bit short of being great.
    but there are many elements to this that it has a permanent spot in my heart.
    the subject matter was handled perfectly for the target audience (kids), the animation was well done and i think it will age well and be around long after some disney films fall into obscurity.

    wish Bluth did more like this.
     
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    One of my favorites of all time and Brad Bird at his best. The 18" Ultimate Iron Giant was my top grail toy up until last year, too. :) 

    Brad Bird has said that there may be a theatrical re-release this year to commemorate the 10-year anniversary. While something tells me it wont happen, I would love to go see it a few times on the big screen again.
     
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    Great film. Always get a little surge in my heart when the Iron Giant flies up to meet the missile near the end.
     
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    Oh man, that scene always makes me tear up and get chills. I'm such a wuss.

    "Superman..."
     
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    Its vin diesels best movie to date. aside from the Riddick movies
     
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    You're crazy, this is the definition of a cult film. It did horrible at the box office, and then when dudes like us finally caught it on video/cable we were like "oh this is awesome", but by then it was too late. I'm not sure which Disney films you're talking about, but certainly none of their "classics" are going to be unseated by this thing any time soon (even though personally I prefer IG over say, Lady and the Tramp).

    Also, Bluth did what now, or are you just saying randomly...?

    Me too :( 

    I always thought this was a flick, like most of Bird's stuff, that was actually written for adults, but could clearly be enjoyed by kids if they so chose. Like The Incredibles etc. I know lots of kids who actually don't like it much, because there aren't any musical numbers or dumb talking cats or whatever to keep them interested in it, you kinda have to actually pay attention. Also, isn't there a little bit of cursing in this as well?



    Want an MP Iron Giant, someone make this happen.
     
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    Awesome movie. Easily in my top twenty. Chalk me up as another one of the softies during the "Superman..." scene.
     
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    I've seen it a few times.

    It's a great movie. I have some fond memories watching it.
     
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    I still have it on VHS (if anyone even remembers what those are now lol), and I also still have the little Iron Giant figurine somewhere aroud my house, too.

    But yeah, I liked the idea that it's a choice of morality for a few characters in the movie, not just the giant himself. Also, how the movie really ends (dont wanna spoil it, but the jaw screw bit early in the movie comes into play again). Very good movie IMO, god I haven't seen it in like, 5 years or something.
     
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    Was that the VHS set that also had the book in it? I've got the little figurine on my desk right now. :) 
     
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    I didn't care for the ending. The "Superman" scene was beautiful and sad and I think it should have ended there, but I guess since its a kids movie it would have left eveyone bummed.
     
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    I always felt sad when the Iron Giant said Superman. He had a wonderful soul.
    In a way, it was extremely profound.
     
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    I go..You stay"

    Superman"

    This is one of my favourite movies. It's within my Top 10.
     
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    I have a friend that cries every time he sees this scene too.
     
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    "A friend." Riiiiiiiiiight.

    :p 
     
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    I KNEW I was setting myself up for that as I typed it...
     
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    It's alright, you can admit it. I rarely cry watching a movie, but something about The Iron Giant always does it. Bawww.
     
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    Love the movie. I have it on DVD.
     

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