This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. Written by
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Although the movie received high praise from critics, it was deemed a box office failure, grossing only 23 million dollars after a reported seventy million dollar budget. The low earnings were partly due to the fact that the film debuted the same weekend as the successful The Sixth Sense (1999) (August 6, 1999). See more »
Dean calls Hogarth after he just remembered that the giant was staying at his junk yard. It is unlikely Dean would have got the Hughes' phone number, if they just met only three days ago and had very little reason to know each other better in the interval. See more »
What a GREAT movie! Not just for kids, but adults as well. Kids will love it on one level, and adults will love it on another level. Even adults who are not parents will love it!
There's humor, there's action, there's nostalgia, there's the perfect capture of being a child, there are positive messages (be yourself, don't kill, etc.), there's satire, there are adults who are not stupid and not comic relief....there's GREAT WRITING!
AND NO SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS! Also, there are NO COMIC-RELIEF ANIMAL SIDEKICKS! Take that, Disney!
I know some people might be resisting this movie, because it looks like it's aimed for kids - and they might be expecting a Disney clone (and we all know the bad results of Disney wannabes).....but TRUST ME. Give this movie a chance - you'll love it!
Is there ANYTHING wrong with it? Well, the only thing that bugged me (just a little) were some close-ups of the characters - these certain close-ups had a "sketchy" look a la the movies "We're Back!" and "Balto".
Fortunately, there's very little of this. Other than that - this is a PERFECT MOVIE!
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