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Astro Boy (movie)

10 Ratings: 3.9
A David Bowers Film

An origin story set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a robot (Freddie Highmore) with many powers, created by the grieving scientist Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage), in the image of his son, Toby, who died in an accident. Unable to fulfill the … see full wiki

Genre: Action, Family, Animation, Adventure
Release Date: October 23rd, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
8 reviews about Astro Boy (movie)
review by . November 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Charming Modern Day Treatment of a Classic Franchise
   When you think of robot-based computer generated features, Pixar’s Wall-E and Blue Sky’s Robots are probably the first two to come to mind.  However, amidst the tidal waves of hype surrounding those motion pictures, Imagi Animation Studios (the guys responsible for 2007’s TMNT) quietly brought Astro Boy on the scene in 2009.  It was a big budget CG incarnation of the long-running Japanese series of the same name and, in this reviewer’s opinion, perhaps …
review by . March 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Japan's Classic
   Those who are familiar with Japanese anime and manga would no doubt be familiar with ASTRO BOY (aka. Tetsuwan Atomu) since the character has been around since 1954. The character appeared in a series of anime and manga by Osamu Tezuka that maintains a ‘cutesy’ look to attract its intended audience. This film directed by David Bowers is a CGI animated film made by Imagi animation studios and Summit Entertainment in the U.S., and while “Astro Boy” may be huge …
review by . April 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
How Adorable I Found This Movie
I've only ever really heard of Astro Boy on a whim as it's one of those cartoon legends that you've always heard about but never really seen or paid any close attention to. Now I only decided to watch this movie out of pure boredom as I had rented it through LoveFilm.com and it had been sitting on my TV unit for about two weeks, so I guessed that before I returned it I should at least check it out. I honestly didn't expect to like this movie as much as I did, not for any particular comic or action …
review by . November 03, 2009
I took my 5 year old son to this movie and very much enjoyed it. I understand there is a history behind this charater but did not know that going into the movie. For a kids movie I did not see the need to KILL the main character in the beginning of the movie.  If you can get past the sad at the beginning of UP then this is no problem.      Beyond that this was a fun amazing movie that has my 5 year old talking about making robots and now wants to be a mechanical engineer. …
review by . January 31, 2010
Anyone Can Find a Place In Life, and This Movie Will Show That.
   This movie reminds me of the movie Iron man, but the difference is that this boy is the exact duplicate of the 1960’s version of the cartoon Astro Boy. This is an animated movie that takes place in a place called Metro City; this city floats above the surface of the main planet and everyone in this city thinks that they are better than everyone on the surface planet.       This starts out with a little boys’ (voice of Freddie Highmore) interest in his …
review by . October 26, 2009
AstroBoy 2009 Film
If you go into AstroBoy without knowing a great deal about the history of the original and its creator, then you may find this remake to be Pinocchio 2.0. You also might find the up-and-down-and-up-again mood swings of AstroBoy and his human friends to be typical of kid oriented movies. Fortunately, AstroBoy comes with a history that, if audiences are aware of, brings much needed richness to the film.      AstroBoy, originally called "Tetsuwan Atomu" or "The Mighty …
Quick Tip by . January 31, 2010
This is an excellent movie that you and your child would love.
review by . October 25, 2009
For many people in America Astro Boy is either remembered as an old sixties show or the first anime to air on American TV. In Japan Astro Boy is far more important to their culture. Not only was it the first real success to come from legendary comic artist Osamu Tezuka, but it pretty much launched the manga and anime industry, which Japan’s economy is based so heavily on now. Astro Boy is to Japan what Mickey Mouse is to America. Japan loves him so much that they even made the boy a Japanese …
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