Astro Boy details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Matt Lucus, Matt Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Lane, Nicolas Cage|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Animated, Children, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 May 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
With the voice talent of Nicholas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson, Astro Boy has star power.
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superb............................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 04 Nov 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]Astro Boy is created when an accident of robotics results in the death of the worlds most brilliant scientists son Toby.
Dr Tenma (played by Nicolas Cage) in an utter state of despair, uses his sons DNA to make the most powerful robot ever - in a world filled with robots but one that is complete with all of his dead sons memories.
Unfortunately the new Toby, whilst having the memories and characteristics of the old Toby, he is quite a different boy.
He acts with a different character, and has his own ideas.
To Dr Tenmas sadness, it turns out that instead of bringing his son back, he has only managed to create a living clone of Toby and he is left more haunted by his sons death than before.
Toby the astro boy learns that his father wants to deactivate him. At the same time, the evil President of Metro City learns that the blue core was not destroyed in that initial experiment that went wrong and is powering Toby.
Unwanted by his father and especially wanted by President Stone, Toby accidentally escapes to Pleasure Island, which is the surface of the planet.
It is soon discovered that Metro City is a floating city, and that the surface of the planet is mostly a waste of scrap that Metro City simply throws overboard.
Toby finds a group of orphans who are led by robot tech Ham Egg and like everyone else on the surface, it is a group of the unwanted and outcast trying to make do with what they can.
What happens next.....add this film to your list to find out !!!!!
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Good fun for grown-ups too!By a customer , 17 Aug 2013A host of famous stars provide the voices for the characters in this animated adventures of Astro Boy. A young boy who is killed has all his memories implanted into a robotic replica of himself by his grieving father. The film follows this boy's adventures as he tries to figure out where he fits in with society. He protects and helps the downtrodden against the evil president and menacing larger robots. All good fun!
Worthy WatchingBy a customer , 26 Mar 2013Interesting story with good animation will entertain anybody who loves good heroes, as Astroboy is certainly one of the most loving and positive characters I have seen in the past year.
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If you like itBy Littlen (7 reviews) , 19 Jun 2012If you like the astroboy series then you'll probably enjoy it. If not, you'll probably get 1 or 2 laughs out of it.
very goodBy a customer , 07 Jun 2012good film fun 4 all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sad from the startBy a customer , 24 Apr 2012Found the film very sad from the beginning which was surprising. The family enjoyed the film, one we may consider buying.