The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant ★★★★½

Evening in June 2020

SO CLOSE to being the perfect animated film. Like this close.

When you spend the whole film tackling adult themes such as gun violence, pacifism, free will, and the like, it's a tad disappointing when you kind of throw it all away just so you have a stereotypical feel-good ending.

Otherwise, amazing, beautiful movie. One I hadn't seen probably since it came out, but as I was watching it, it all came flooding back in a rush of warm, fuzzy nostalgia.