In a story that looks like a real adventure. The story tells of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes making a giant metal machine that looks like a robot. Despite the boy's ambition, the army is not satisfied with a robot in the city.
This is sharp, sophisticated stuff, appreciated on different levels by both parents and children, and even those who are neither. The film has impish humor, great adventure and more than a few thrills.
While youngsters will enjoy the film on one level, it reaches out to adults on a completely different plane. They will see an allegory about power and politics and the danger of allowing either to run roughshod over humanity.