This week a giant robot crashes to Earth, and Zach learns about character development, story telling, and how to make a grown man cry as he learns about The Iron Giant.

The Iron Giant
A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

1 Comment

  1. I missed this in the theater back in the day. You touched on part of the reason why on the podcast – there were too many good movies to watch that summer, and it was right about the time where Disney declared that traditional animation was dead and everything was going digital – and there was a lot of animation on the market that was pure crap, too! Even the good Disney animated films like Little Mermaid and Lion King immediately spawned a ton of direct to video garbage – and animation was also tainted by the fact that from the 70-90 the bulk of stuff Disney did put out was garbage, too, or else was “for kiddies” and written down so severely that they were painful even for kids to watch. When you coupled that with the fact that most people weren’t familiar with the story that the Iron Giant was based on, the deck was seriously stacked against this film. By the way, I love The Iron Giant – and I was alive in the late fifties, so it’s a lot like Going Home Week to watch this film. Seriously, they actually did teach us in school to duck under out desks during a nuclear attack as if a half inch of masonite and formica would provide any sort of protection – snort!!! I was curious, though, if the Iron Giant recouped its losses in video release – but my question was answered when I looked at your Amazon link and saw that you could buy the movie for as little as 1¢. Talk about adding insult to injury!

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