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FAMILY FUN FLICKS 1
THE IRON GIANT (1999)
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Directed By:
Brad Bird

Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman, Eli Marienthal and M. Emmet Walsh

Rated PG
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

Hogarth is just a normal boy and right after the launch of Sputnik by the Russians starts to wonder about life in other parts of the universe. But unlike other people, Hogarth is about to find out.

An alien robot crash lands on earth, damaging his memory and befriends Hogarth. But a paranoid Government agent might blow everything while tries to expose the Iron Giant as a Russian weapon.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

This is a cool family sci-fi comedy with lots of action, laughs and touching moments to make the toughest family member weep. Though the "Boy and His Robot" theme is a standard in Japanese Anime it's somewhat new in American animation and I think it was done brilliantly, now there are some minor character issues but as a whole it's a great flick that deserves attention. 9 STARS!

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

If you are are a regular reader of the Buried Treasure section then you know how I feel about the Iron Giant. I feel it's underrated and more people need to find out how great it is. My advice to you is rent it, know it, love it. 9 STARS

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ON THE POSSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ ANIMATION (The animation is great.)
+ STORY (Basic but it works.)
+ CHARACTERS (Most of the characters are cool.)
+ FUNNY AND TOUCHING (A good balance of humor and sad parts.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- MINOR CHARACTER ISSUES (There was one or two characters I didn't like.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If for some twisted reason you don't like giant robots, then this may not be for you.)

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