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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Astro BoyBy littletinkers (1 review) from Gosport , 17 Sep 2010The kids thoroughly enjoyed this film and watched it over and over.Great graphics and a brilliant storyline which was easy for the kids to follow. Highly recommended.
Astro BoyBy a customer from Dunfermline , 14 Sep 2010Charming animated film that lacked a proper storyline. Without the humour that Dreamworks and Disney films possess. Disappointing despite having an impressive cast of voices.
Funny and cool.By a customer from London , 05 Sep 2010Really enjoyed it. It was really interesting,funny and totally cool.
I liked it and my son loved it,didn't want me to return it.
BRILLIANT, i loved it!!!By S Braithwaite from england , 26 Aug 2010Its superb animation and powerful script, this is an enjoyable movie definatley worth watching. Summit entertainment has managed to create a memorable animated movie to be remembered for a long, long time.
Usual fayre...By a customer from OXON , 18 Aug 2010Kids will love it but adults will roll their eyes at the usual American 'let's dictate a bleedin' obvious moral at the end of the story' built in. Save this for a rainy day.