There were many great animated films in the 1990s, but this has to be one of the best. Set during the Cold War, at the time of the launch of Sputnik and rampant McCarthyism, there was much for Americans to fear, especially things that came from unknown sources. In the winter of 1957, one great mystery came to a small town in Maine. Where it came from, we do not know, but this hulking robot had the capacity to learn from one young boy, Hogarth Hughes, about life and death, compassion and fear, and so much more.
Hogarth is a pretty self-sufficient kid. His widowed mother works at a local diner as a waitress, and is often asked to work extra shift. His late father was a test pilot in the Air Force, so science is always on Hogarth’s mind, but when a giant robot falls from the sky one night when Hogarth is watching scary movies by himself, he has to go investigate. He grabs his BB gun, but what he encounters is far beyond belief. After some misadventures, Hogarth and the Iron Giant become friends, and with the help of a local beatnik artist, they keep the secret from the town until a government agent shows up. Read more...(434 words, 125 images, estimated 1:44 mins reading time)
Soviet dissidents from a war long gone hate the world and its governments and are going to do anything that they can to make sure that they can no longer run and ruin the lives of their citizens, even if it means killing them in the process. Anarchy 99 has a plan and feel that it is time for all the world to go to sleep so that they can wake up in a state of total anarchy and freedom. At least that is what they believe. The United States intelligence knows about the group and that they are bent on destruction but they just don’t know how. With three agents down they need to find a way to stop Anarchy 99 in its tracks and at the same time save the world. Read more...(739 words, 138 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
While this film probably wont win many awards and might not be as known as other films the Vin Diesel has done it is none the less an enjoyable film to watch. It is one of those films that is meant to entertain and not a thinking man’s film. Its sole purpose is to make you laugh and keep you entertained for the time that it runs. You might not even remember what it was that made you laugh so much but the song that keeps running through it is going to stick in your head for days. Because it is so random and mindless it is a perfect film to entertain small kids with. It even has a bit of action but nothing to bad that would mess with their heads. Read more...(623 words, 71 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
This is the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise of movies, and this storyline is not slowing down any time soon. This story takes place between The Fast and the Furious 2 and Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. This time, we are treated to the exotic locale of Rio de Janeiro, this movie is a far, far cry from the animated family film, Rio, which I reviewed a few weeks ago. This film is pure adrenaline, filled with all kinds of eye candy, both of the human and mechanical kind. All our favourite characters are back, with the exception of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Read more...(733 words, 126 images, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)