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The Iron Giant

Viewed: 19 February 2006
Directed by: Brad Bird
Listed in: Movies, Library

Stunning. Set in the woods of coastal Maine in the Fall, how could it not be? The animation is gorgeous, its like Yogi Bear if they had time, money and really pored their heart into the backgrounds. The character design is fantastic, just the image of the giant was enough to make me want to see it. Then there is the joy of story, it isnít diminished by being a childrenís movie it could barely be told another way. Brad Bird captures the faint details, the minute delicacies of a gesture or the tone of a 50ís red scare comic, that breath life into the film. More life then most live action movies. The Iron Giant is a wonder and a delight.

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