Thursday, October 23, 2008

Robot Hall Of Fame

Inductee: The Iron Giant.

Not only is this movie directed by Brad "The Incredibles" Bird, but it features what may possibly be the best robot in movie history.

In the film's climax, the gentle giant is pushed too far by the U.S. military and decides to show us a thing or two about humility. In the end, the Iron Giant is talked down by Hogarth, the young boy he's befriended. But not before displaying an array of awesome destructive power:

The importance of this film is that it shows us how futile a battle against the robots would ultimately be. We will live or die at their whim. But more importantly, it's that our human irrationality will likely be our own undoing.

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