Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Blu-ray Disc - 2010 | Blu-ray edition.
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Set in futuristic Metro City. When a brilliant scientist's young son dies, he secretly creates a powerful robot boy he names Astro Boy. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, Astro Boy embarks on a journey in search of acceptance. Along his way he experiences betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.
Audience: OFA rating: PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Blu-ray edition.
Branch Call Number: J Blu-ray Astro
Characteristics: digital,optical,surround,Dolby
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Sep 26, 2013

With its emphasis on recyclable cuteness, regurgitated cleverness and regenerated CG wizardry, I wouldn't ever go so far as to say that I hated Astro Boy - But, then again, I couldn't honestly say that I liked it, either.

Amongst all of the many-many explosions and scenes of mass destruction featured in Astro Boy, this pretentiously innocent, little movie, pretty much, contained every single robot/superhero cliche in the book, and then some.

On top of that, I found that Astro Boy's story borrowed heavily from the basic themes of other such films as - Wall-E, The Iron Giant, David & Goliath, Peter Pan, Frankenstein, Transformers and The Incredibles - to name but a few. With that in mind, you can bet that there was virtually nothing new, nor original, to be found in the entirety of Astro Boy's predictable story.

This film reached the absolute nadir of its intended humour when, in the middle of battle, Astro Boy bent over only to find to his astonishment (and my puzzlement) two miniature-sized, retracting machine guns projecting from out of his butt.

Ho-Hum! Like, give me a break, already!

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kirbyfan
Jul 06, 2013

Good movie.. not great but it's nice to watch.. I never seen the Astro Boy tv show, but if you are a fan of the tv show, then you might like this movie :)

theorbys Jun 02, 2012

Astro Boy is an evolving being/concept and this movie does him and the Astroverse proud. It looks great and there are some nice DVD extras too. Thankfully the creators love Astro Boy and animation and it shows.

JazzyJams May 06, 2012

It's a cute movie, but the ending was really disapointing... You can`t end a movie that way...

Veepea Jan 10, 2012

Disappointing ending and fluffy; only superficially similar to the original Astro Boy, it was too "Americanized."

Captain_America Dec 10, 2011

cute movie

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COOL_MAN
Jul 23, 2011

The original TV series and graphic novels much better.

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firex100
Oct 18, 2010

OK...

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joseph
Mar 26, 2010

Good - Astro Boy (2009) 94 min. [Animated/CGI] What a surprisingly wonderful and thought provoking family film about a man who builds a special robot model to replace his recently deceased son. Though the film is a take-off of the Pinocchio theme, the characters, impressive animation, dialogue, humour and good messages make this a winning film. The main theme of the film is selflessness – giving oneself to another. Though rejected by his “father”, the child robot clearly wants to be the man’s son because that is what the father needs.

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Jun 18, 2012

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