I felt indifferent towards the Iron Giant, I seem to feel indifferent toward a lot of human kid and giant creature friend movies. I did like Bumblee though, and still love How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. With HTTYD (this acronym looks too much like http:/) I think the appeal to me is that the secret creature is of the same species as other creatures family of the protagonist normally interact with, and we see how the protagonist learns how to treat the rest of the kind and is pretty creative, so it's more than just "Secret new creature, protagonist must keep it a secret and act awkward around everyone else". Now on to the thing I wanted to talk about coming here, and the previous stuff interestingly make for a good segway to what I want to say: I seem to love prison drama. I've rewatched the Shawshank Redemption yesterday and it's as great as ever, and I even enjoy Escape Plan (not going to watch any of the sequels). Some of my favorite superhero stories involve prison, that happened to me since my childhood with Attack of the Arachnoid from Spider-Man & his Amazing Friends still being my favorite animated Spider-Man story, and the episode Opening Night from Spectacular Spider-Man animated coming as a close second. My favorite Alien movie is Alien 3:Assembly Cut (not the original, which I hear is underdeveloped and is poorly structured fluff). I seem to enjoy it more as a prison drama than I do as a creature drama.