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Charlize Theron Charlize Theron
'Our Friends' Narrator
Freddie Highmore Freddie Highmore
Astro / Toby
Ryan Stiles Ryan Stiles
Mr. Moustachio / Burning Robot
Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
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Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage
Dr. Tenma
Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland
President Stone
Bill Nighy Bill Nighy
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David Alan Grier David Alan Grier
Mr. Squirt / Math Cowboy / Boxer Robot


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Osamu Tezuka Osamu Tezuka
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David Bowers David Bowers
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Strictly for children only.

3 years, 7 months ago at Jun 20 5:37
2 votes
"What? I got machine guns... in my butt?"

As a kid, I was a big fan of the Astro Boy anime series. It had action and cool robot characters - it was all great fun. Many years after the original series, a 3D animated feature film of the anime was to be made, and unlike most, I wasn't annoyed about it. I thought it could actually work. Directed by David Bowers, Astro Boy has a lot goin... read more

An average movie

1 year, 8 months ago at May 18 21:47
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When I was a kid, I used to watch the ‘Astro Boy’ cartoon and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I was always fascinated by the introduction when you saw this little robot come to life. Unsurprisingly, they decided to adapt this cartoon and since the animated market is rather saturated, it was pretty much a flop. Still, there were some interesting things in this flick and there was some darkness rat... read more

Review of Astro Boy

3 years, 10 months ago at Mar 15 21:18
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Note: I know nothing about Astro Boy apart from this movie.

I hereby accuse this movie of various villainies and crimes. Astro Boy rips off various other films, is filled with cliches, there's an abundance of plot holes, and enough cop-outs to go around. This movie is a blundered mess. My main problem; it's an enjoyable blundered mess.

Astro Boy is about a child nam... read more
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Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.
Release date: 23 October 2009
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“When I was a kid, I used to watch the ‘Astro Boy’ cartoon and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I was always fascinated by the introduction when you sa”

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

An average movie

“When I was a kid, I used to watch the ‘Astro Boy’ cartoon and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I was always fascinated by the introduction when you saw this little robot come to life. Unsurprisingly, they decided to adapt this cartoon and since the animated market is rather saturated, it was pretty much a flop. Still, there were some interesting things in this flick and there was some darkness rather unexpected in such a familly friendly. Indeed, during the first half hour, it was pretty much a mix of ‘Artificial Intelligence: AI’ and above all ‘Frankenstein’. It was quite striking and almost unsettling the way Dr Tenma try to resurrect his lost boy through this robot and his rejection of this little robot was also quite heartbreaking. Since ‘Up’, I had never seen such a dark i” read more

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Strictly for children only.

“"What? I got machine guns... in my butt?"

As a kid, I was a big fan of the Astro Boy anime series. It had action and cool robot characters - it was all great fun. Many years after the original series, a 3D animated feature film of the anime was to be made, and unlike most, I wasn't annoyed about it. I thought it could actually work. Directed by David Bowers, Astro Boy has a lot going for it. There's a great voice cast, pretty animation, and exceptional robotic battles. The issue is that this just feels extremely lame. I can't bring myself to hate Astro Boy, but I still have to say it is very flawed family film. For children, the lame screenplay can be ignored due to the flashy look of the film, but adults I doubt will enjoy the film as much.

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Review of Astro Boy

“Note: I know nothing about Astro Boy apart from this movie.

I hereby accuse this movie of various villainies and crimes. Astro Boy rips off various other films, is filled with cliches, there's an abundance of plot holes, and enough cop-outs to go around. This movie is a blundered mess. My main problem; it's an enjoyable blundered mess.

Astro Boy is about a child named Toby Tenma (Freddie Highmore). He's a robot genius, like his father, Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). During an unfortunate robot malfunction, Toby perishes in an explosion. Dr. Tenma is greatly saddened by this loss, so he uses his son's DNA to create an exact robot replica, and when the boy awakes, Dr. Tenma never tells Toby about his transformation. However, some critical changes have occured. In fact, this ” read more

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