Iron Giants

Films make life a richer experience, because what happens now (you taking a shower) and what happens in your head (questions about what heroes are, what they really mean, what does it mean to be a statue - thoughts after watching The Iron Giant, asking your son if he learned a lesson - and he said I always ask that question, and I said you should be asking that question to yourself after watching a movie: why did they make this movie? How would people feel about it? How is it important? Its context, for example (Sputnik, spies, snippets of Cold War in TVs, newspapers, etc.) is intriguing: the age of space exploration is a proxy to technogical and scientific warfare, and instead of the nature of a giant robot becoming the interest of the people, it suddenly embodied the self-centred predicament of humankind, it became embroiled in a struggle that could mean the end of the world) can happen together, can coexist, the racing thoughts (child asks if we have a statue of a hero, I said yes, it's Rizal - he hasn't been to Luneta yet) that are seemingly disconnected with the task at hand (wrapping up a five year old in a towel, more tasks in line: get clothes, clean his ears, trim his toenails and fingernails...) become a slice of life, a source of meaning.