Picture from The Iron Giant
Overall B

When the rooftop TV antenna is mysteriously broken, Little Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) sets out with his loaded bb-gun to find the culprit. But no matter what his imagination may have suggested, the responsible party is a big surprise.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action and mild language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Iron Giant

This story is set in the cold war era and includes references to the duck and cover drills that may be unfamiliar to children. How did inaccurate information about nuclear missiles leave citizens in a vulnerable situation? Does a lack of correct information about the nature of the Giant make the characters in this movie vulnerable?

Iron Giant didn’t want to fight, yet when provoked he found it difficult to control his violent response. What can we learn to avoid conflict and control our responses toward others?