#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man’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 father who had rejected him.
Plot: Set in the futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy (Atom) is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he had lost. Unable to fulfill his creator’s expectations, Astro embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before returning to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who rejected him.
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Amazingly BETTER than expected
I just came from an advance screening of Astroboy where I dutifully took my kids at 10 am to watch “this” thinking that if I was lucky I would be able to doze off for a few minutes during the movie. Boy, I couldn’t! The story was captivating from the beginning. Yes, it was very directed at kids, you know, the far off humour and such, but when I saw Toby, the genius’ “kid”, I felt that the movie was after all NOT just a Pinocchio rip-off where an old man made a robot-boy because he was bored or lonely… the reasons behind the creation of Astroboy were tragic and even mature. Of course, if you are a manga aficionado, you may be thinking “duh! that’s how’s supposed to be”, but I am NOT. I barely watched a show now and then when I was a kid (I’m 36 years old… too young for Astroboy), so I wasn’t really aware of the story. So I thought, well, this development has to be a fluke inherited from the original story, from then on it should go downhill… but it did NOT. The story is full of tragedy, though decisions that if you think them through you can even understand (like a father understanding that memories cannot truly replace his son), and redemption that may be obvious to superheroes experts, but are very well exposed to a new generation of kids that will witness a clear fight between good and evil (positive and negative forces) adorned with an excellent and adequate portion of comedy. Not just a kid’s movie, but a movie that I will surely watch again when my kids “force” me to buy it and to watch it with them dozens of times. Go, Astro!
something is missing
The first thing that struck me about this film was the terrible voice casting. Nicholas Cage doesn’t have an acting bone in his body and yet he plays the emotional part of a father who loses his son (and then rejects another). Bill Nighy plays a strangely muted part and the voice of Donald Sutherland as President Stone is too old for the character and lifeless.
The animation is acceptable but the story nonsense. A new mega-powerful source of energy has been discovered and divided into blue and red, good/bad. The blue (promising the Green lobby unlimited clean power) is going to be put into a new robot design but the president decides on the red (Bad) instead creating a monster – of course. In the battle with the now monstered robot Cage’s son is killed. His reaction to this is summarised by a completely inadequate “Oh, no! My son has been killed – I can rebuild him. I won’t sleep or eat until it’s done”! Back of hand on forehead – Oh woe is me kind of thing. Awful, Awful, Awful. He then rejects his rebuilt son – without almost any angst at all. Did they tailor this plot to the cast’s acting abilities?
The inevitable story unfolds – with the evil president chasing the boy for his power source and the boy joining a “rebel” group on the polluted earth, lots of meaningless battles, big boss battle to end and so on blah, blah, blah.
Essentially anything with Mr Cage in it gets a leery reaction from me but I’m always ready to try. This film is a lifeless waste of animators time and I’m sure most of the actors hurried away from it to do better things.
Don’t bother with it…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director David Bowers
Writer Osamu Tezuka (manga), David Bowers (story), Timothy Harris, David Bowers
Actors Charlize Theron, Freddie Highmore, Ryan Stiles, Eugene Levy
Country Hong Kong, USA
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company Imagi Animation Studios
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), iO Film, North Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,750 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital 3-D (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema