Aniston may be my least favorite, though still great. Co-written and directed by Brad Bird, The Iron Giant is making its debut in high definition in this Signature Edition release that contains both the Signature Edition and theatrical versions of the film, a fully remastered presentation, and two all-new scenes Signature Edition only. There are also a great of special features on this release, from an all-new documentary on the making of the film as well as new audio commentaries from the director and other members on the animation team. This has not affected the editorial process. The final non-disc extra is a small plastic Iron Giant figurine, about 4. My kids, now 22, and 24, years old, remain fans and loves the story. The Blu-ray itself is also very nicely done, with the image and audio quality being pristine throughout.
Tim McCanlies and Brad Bird crafted an amazing story. It had such a great story with great humor and great acting on it. The menu offers a choice to play the film, select scenes, adjust the setup and check out the special features. The Bottom Line I could only imagine what it would have been like to watch The Iron Giant as a small child. The figure comes with a gear-shaped base with slots for the feet, bringing the height to 4. Pick it apart and Iron Giant reaches out to Day the Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds, and in the sense of a surrogate father story, Terminator 2.
Though certainly nothing like the Iron Giants released by Trendmasters in 1999 not to mention Mondo's recent limited-edition version , it's reasonably detailed, with clean paint application in the eyes the only paint on the piece. The Iron Giant is an earnest movie, altogether simple and broad in its scope. He possesses attributes we can all relate to, and is an analogy of our own nature. The movie's villain, a high-ranking U. What director Brad Bird did in his feature film debut was prove what he has been saying since the film opened 16 years ago — that animation is a medium of storytelling, not a genre.
Hogarth turns to his friend, the Iron Giant, who ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving the town's residents from their own fears and prejudices. Not just a sweet boy-meets-giant film! He shows a firm directorial hand and gets excellent voice performances from the talent involved. Images are lucid, and resolvable which results in a refined presentation that looks great on Blu-ray. We were in our twenties and loved it. Unlike some special editions, where new scenes unnecessarily change story beats in a movie Han shot first! Point being that, while there are certainly some wonderful films that print money and terrible ones that vanish quickly, terrible, horrible, utterly forgetful movies can be tremendous blockbusters spawning sequels and cinematic universes, while timeless, important classics can nuke the box office fridge.
This is a 'mostly' fantastic remaster for sure. Does everyone need this more expensive version? There is something within us that inherently knows what the Giant said to be true, or at least we hope it to be true. He tries to run from it, but is kept there by the military, forced to accept his fate. The music, by , was also excellent. By knowing where the reviewer's biases lie on the film's subject matter, one can read the review with the right mindset.
When I saw this for the first time all those years ago, I loved the fact it had a very traditional approach to its animation and storytelling. In the ensuing years, the film has gained quite the fan base and is considered a monumental achievement in animation. The film is such an utter throwback that it seems quaint even for 17 years ago. Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. On a chance encounter, he runs into a large robot, the eponymous Iron Giant. The Signature Edition adds two new scenes. On the same hand, you can see Bird's visual style emerging, from his character design to his tonal qualities to his action pacing, in ways that evoke the coming of 'The Incredibles'.
The Giant has the ability, just as we do, to choose if he was going to do good or bad. Christopher McDonald serves well as a classic animated villain and Harry Connick Jr. Detail in dark backgrounds and low lighting is estimable. If for some reason you have never seen this movie, I'll give a general and hopefully vague enough synopsis for you. Not that he was just sitting there zoning out at it, but always wanted it on in the background. With just a few words, he manages to create something indelible, pairing with Eli Marienthal the voice of Hogarth to create an unforgettable duo. Who better to idolize than one who uses his powers for the greater good? A last gasp for traditional feature animation finished as Warner Brothers was shuttering their feature animation division Brad Bird's The Iron Giant tells the story of a robot from outer space and the boy he befriends on Earth, set against the political and cultural atmosphere of the 1950s.
The government is hunting it down because that's how they roll, and conflict arises. The filmmakers bring a point of view to the events, hoping to instruct, explain, and offer thought-provoking ideas through which kids can view the action i. In the Special Features menu, most are marked 2004 or 1999 Vintage. Believing him to be a deadly alien weapon, a government operative, Kent Mansley voice of Christopher McDonald is determined to use Hogarth to find the Ion Giant and send the military after the Giant. I cover gaming in Japan as well as the pop-culture here. The superb 2D hand-drawn animation, presented in beautiful widescreen, really, really benefits from being seen at a cinema. For a start, it was originally released at the same time as Toy Story 2 and Tarzan, which had much bigger marketing campaigns, Burger King tie-in meals, and so on.