Synopsis: The story of a young robot boy who sets off to save the world from evil in order to win his inventor father’s heart.
Release Date: October 23, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Children and Family, Science Fiction
This film provides for a great action adventure story that will leave you feeling fulfilled. It takes a very intelligent scientific stance on animated films and never once plays the cutesy role of trying to entertain a child. What you get is a well-rounded real story with a very large adventurous spirit. The main character, Astro, holds an idealistic sense of wonderment throughout that is apparent in the wonderful rendering of his animated eyes and the well chosen and placed dialogue in the story. This film may have very dramatic undertones and deal greatly with a caste system and equal rights but it maintains a childish sensibility throughout; making it an excellent source to learn an important moral while being fanciful enough to make someone want to pay attention and gain greater knowledge about life lessons at the same time.
With plenty of action to go around the movie pleases adults and children alike. The best part, when considering children, is how the violence is not exaggerated or frightening. It is a mild blend of action and subdued violence to where it is merely exciting and fun for all.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): David Bowers
- Producer(s): Timothy HarrisNicolas Cage (voice of Dr. Tenma)
- Screenwriter(s): Kristen Bell (voice of Cora)Charlize Theron (voice of ‘Our Friends’ Narrator)Samuel L. Jackson (voice of Zog)
- Story: Bill Nighy (voice of Dr. Elefun)
- Cast: Freddie Highmore (voice of Astro Boy) Robert Anich ColePepe Valencia
- Cinematographer: John Ottman
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- Country Of Origin: USAJapan