The Iron Giant

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This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language


The Iron Giant Rating: U 7+

4.1355 out of 5 2723 Votes (Members)
86 mins

Bringing to life the much-loved story by British poet Ted Hughes, The Iron Giant takes place in a quiet American town in the 1960s. The tale begins when a young boy named Hogarth follows a trail of huge footprints leading from his house into the woods - and finds an iron giant from space! Instantly the two form a firm friendship, and when the army try and destroy this enormous visitor, Hogarth does everything he can to protect his giant pal. Beautifully animated, this is a film with lots of wit and a huge amount of heart.

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  • I loved this film!!! It's really funny and sad and tense all rolled into on

    Katherine (16)


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  • Robyn, 7

    3 out of 5
    Robyn, 7
    2015-09-28 18:43:16

    At film club we watched the Iron Giant. I quite liked this film.

    I think colour is important in this film because you know what colour things are.

    My favourite character was the Iron Giant because he is kind.

    At first the camera was a bit small then it got all right.

    I think the end didn't make sense because I didn't know what was going on.

    The film makers used suspense as I didn't know what was going to happen next. I really wanted to know if the Iron Giant was kind or not.

    The music was important to the film as music helps the people who are watching it. If something is happy or sad the music tells them if it is happy or sad.

  • Molly, 10

    3 out of 5
    Molly, 10
    2015-09-28 11:40:38

    My favourite part is when the Iron Giant saved the giant missile by letting it bash him on the head. They built a statue of the Iron Giant for saving them.

    The part that I didn't like is when the Iron Giant turned into a gun and shot, but missed.

    The music when the giant was sad was very sad music. When his eyes were red the music was fast.

    My favourite character is the Iron Giant because he was metal and could fly.

  • Maham, 10

    5 out of 5
    Maham, 10
    2015-09-28 11:37:44

    This film is a good and exceptional film. It really gets your attention and makes you want more. I suggest that this film is appropriate for ages 4 to 11 because 8 to 11 year old would understand it and 4 years old would think it is funny and a nice film to watch. My favourite character was Hogarth Hughes the boy who discovered the Iron Giant. I think that Eli Marienthal (he is a boy) who played Hogarth Hughes was a really good pick because he did really good acting. The genre of this movie covers couple of things: animation, kids & family, science fiction and fantasy. The three main characters where played by Eli Marienthal, Vin Diesel and Jennifer Aniston.

    If in the film they had to create suspense, they would make the music go into a different type of tone, either "dun dun duuuum" or something else. It just has to make the person who is watching the film want more, like when there is a silence in the film, for example, the Iron Giant it gradually creates suspense in the film.

    I would rate this film 5 out of 5 because it is just such a great film. So come on, stop reading those bring newspapers and stop cooking mums and dads, just come and sit on the sofa with your kids, switch on the TV and watch The Iron Giant now!

  • Maia, 7

    5 out of 5
    Maia, 7
    2015-09-27 19:18:01

    If the iron giant is happy then his eyes are white but if he is angry his eyes go red.

    My favourite character was the iron giant because he was really protective.

    The camera was used by zooming out for the boy and putting the camera closer
    to the iron giant so it looks bigger.

    I thought the movie all made sense.

    The music in the film is important so you know the characters emotions are.

    BY NATALIA class MD.

  • Natalia, 9

    5 out of 5
    Natalia, 9
    2015-09-27 19:00:07


    This film is about a boy who goes out and meets a real iron giant.
    The first time he saw he thought he was going to try and hurt him so he ran.
    The iron giant eats metal and he saves a boys life by flying and stopping a big bomb.
    Although I was sad because he died also it did make me cry.
    There is a very nice man who looks after the iron giant at first he doesn't then he
    realises he's really good at doing stuff so he is happy.

    my favourite part was when the boy jumped in and got angry then suddenly the
    iron giant ran and dived into the water then the fence broke and the water went everywhere.

    My least favourite part was when the iron giant got hit or killed but I don't think he really died
    I think he just got hit.

    I think the age rating is 6+

    I give this movie 1000,0000 out of 1000,0000.

    I loved this movie.

    .BY NATALIA class MD.

  • Mysha, 10

    5 out of 5
    Mysha, 10
    2015-09-25 17:23:31

    Have you ever met a metal giant before? Well, a boy named Hogarth Hughes has met one and you can see the emotional adventure by simply watching The Iron Giant. It's about the story of a big metal giant who came to earth one night. He didn't know what life is like or who lived on earth.
    After meeting a boy called Hogarth in a strange, electrifying way, everything changed for Hogarth and Giant. After a pure act of bravery and friendship, Giant became a wonder, a hero but most importantly...a friend.

    This is a film that wouldn't work without colour or music because in my opinion, those are the two most important things of the movie. The most important character that used colour was the giant. When he was angry his eyes turned into a threatening red and when he was calm his eyes turned into a joyful yellow. The music showed the emotion of the scene like the colour.

    I would recommend this film to all families. I rate this film a ginormous 10/10.

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