Friday, November 4, 2011
I remember being early for some event and going to see The Iron Giant in the theaters to kill some time. I was very glad that I made that decision because it turned out to be one of my favorite movies ever. Filled with great character design, beautiful animation and a story brimming over with humor and heart, it has earned its title as a modern day classic. This was due in no small part to the work of director Brad Bird, who went on to join Pixar and bring us such gems as Ratatouille and The Incredibles. Bird's next project is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and it will be interesting to see if he can bring the same level of excellence to a live action project.