America in the fifties, a futuristic robot, charming characters…

… in The Iron Giant. I re-watched it the other day and was taken again by it’s charm and the heart warming story. It’s beautifully drawn too. Autumnal forests drowning in earthy colours, the diner’s bright and perky pastels, the cool shades of grays and blacks of the robot and the junkyard. The movie deals with many important questions of life, identity and death. It┬áportrays how the robot and the young boy come to terms with who they are. And the all important message – you have the power to choose your own identity.

A lovely movie with lots of feel good moments. And (perhaps most important) an awesome robot!