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Astro Boy
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2D

Astro Boy

English
ActionAdventureAnimation
30 Apr, 2010
1 hrs 34 mins
69%
14 votes
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Set in futuristic Metro City, Imagi Studios` ``Astro Boy`` is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father`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 man who had rejected him.
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Mighty Atom a.k.a Tetsuwan Atomu was first introducedby Osama Tezuka way back in a 1951 manga and was then reintroduced as a live action TV show and cartoon, re-christened as Astroboy. But the rich history and tradition of manga notwithstanding, Astroboy the animation adventure film directed by David Bowers fails to jet you off into the high skies. The film is an introductory origin story basically giving us an insight into how Toby(Highmore) the gifted son of noted scientist Tenma (Nicholas Cage) loses his life in an experiment gone wrong, following which Tenma recreates a physically alike robot with superhuman powers in order to assuage the grief following his loss. ...Read full review
Don`t underestimate the importance of Astro Boy. Firstly because it`s an animated feature that manages to work despite steering clear of the demands of 3D: dark glasses and all that fuss. And secondly, it tells a story of courage, friendship and family-bonding simply, sweetly, even as it creates a boy-hero who is bound to curry favour with all those little boy-heroes in your family ...Read full review
Robots have been a part of movie culture for a while now. The 1999 animated film The Iron Giant was engaging and told a story from a different perspective. Similarly, Astro Boy set in the futuristic Metro City is the story of Toby (Highmore) who dies in a freak accident at a scientific lab only to be reborn as a robot. ...Read full review