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"It came from outer space!"

The Iron Giant is a 1999 animated movie that is based on the Pete Townshened album The Iron Man. The film opens in 1957, when a large Iron Robot crashes into the coastal town of Rockwell Maine. Here the robot meets nine-year-old Hogarth, who lives with his mother, Annie. Hogarth and the giant robot strike up a friendship. Meanwhile the U.S. Army is investigating an electrical substation that the Giant robot destroyed. Leading the investigation is Kent Mansly, an army man who suspects the robot is a product of enemies of the United States.

Hogarth hides the robot over at the place of his friend, an artist named Dean McCoppin. Mansly arrives, and Dean tries to pass the robot off as one of his works of art. A short time later, after Hogarth points a BB gun at the robot, the robot's defense mechanism kicks in, and it rushes away towards Rockwell to destroy the town. Both of them stop the robot, but not before Mansly and the General see it.

Mansly tries to lie to the entire town and say that the robot has killed Hogarth and orders the army to destroy it. However, when Hogarth appears alive, the General tries to get word to the submarine to not fire a missile at the robot. However, Mansly tells them to do so anyway, and they do. With a missile heading towards the town that will surely destroy it, the Iron Giant flies away and quickly sacrifices himself saving the town.

Months later, Dean and Hogarth's mom have struck up a relationship, and in the park of Rockwell, Maine, is a statue that Dean built in honor of the Iron Giant's sacrifice. However, in Iceland, on a glacier, the Iron Giant begins to rebuild itself, proudly smiling knowing that it has finally been a hero.

| 1999 | 1 hr 26 min | 8.0/10 | 85/100
Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon
Warner Bros. Pictures
Brad Bird

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