Monday, November 20, 2006
I saw truly terrible trailers for this back in 1999, and refused to see it as a result. Just goes to show how foolish some marketing folk are, because The Iron Giant is an excellent animated film--easily on a par with The Triplets of Belleville or Miyazake's stuff. I laughed out lout several times as US Cold War propaganda was ably lampooned, and there's a scene with a freaky beatnik in a lawnchair that cracked me up. Features quelques hommages to Bambi and The Day the Earth Stood Still, which are seamlessly woven into the story. Beautifully animated to boot. I might break my self-imposed no-DVD-purchasing ban for this one. Kudos to Faulty Landscape for the recommendation.