Based on one of the most memorable books of my childhood, The Iron Giant has somehow managed to pass me by for many years. I’ve garnered too many incredulous looks when admitting I haven’t seen it, so I needed to rectify the situation!
My biggest surprise wasn’t the beautiful mix of old and new animation styles, or the simple but effective tale. It’s Jennifer Aniston’s fantastic performance, as she heads up a great voice cast.
Not so shocking is how well Brad Bird pulls it all together. Between this, Incredibles, and Ghost Protocol, he’s now one of my favourite Directors.