Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr.
Director: Brad Bird
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 86 minutes
Edition Details: Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only),
Buy this movie if you haven't done so already!
One of my favorite
releases of 1999, The Iron Giant practically sank without trace
at the box office. A pity, because when we watched it I remembered the
little kids in the audience being totally transfixed. So were the adults
for that matter!
No real breakthrough in animation, The
Iron Giant however has a sophistication and emotional core lacking
in a lot of today's animated fare. Sure, hits like Shrek and Monsters
Inc. may be all post-modern and hip, but its cleverness also means
an emotional detachment. The Iron Giant is a boy and his giant
robot tale done quite well and earnestly. The kids will love it - and
so will you. . .
Unlike the Atlantis DVD, The Iron Giant has a splendid wide screen
transfer. It also features some making of publicity material (used for
television when the movie came out), but like most such promotional material
it is a bit on the dull side and offers few insights.
WORTH IT? Yup, especially since this disc goes for quite cheap.
RECOMMENDATION: It's a good movie and it's going for cheap - even
if you don't have kids, it's still worth buying.