ASTRO BOY (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Astro Boy, surprisingly, is better than the first episodes of the 1980 Astro Boy television series. With a little different twist than the television stories, the film turns into a good child/adult movie. Nicolas Cage does a great job voicing Dr. Tenma while Freddie Highmore easily earns his place as an outstanding choice to voice Astro Boy.

Storyline

Toby (voice of Freddie Highmore) is accidentally disintegrated by energy spheres and is reconstructed by his father, Dr. Tenma (voice of Nicolas Cage), into a robotic body.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Bowers for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Francis Kao, Cecil Kramer, Ken Tsumura, and Paul Wang for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Astro/Toby (voice of Freddie Highmore), Mr. Moustachio/Burning Robot (voice of Ryann Stiles), Orrin (voice of Eugene Levy), Dr. Tenma (voice of Nicolas Cage), President Stone (voice of Donald Sutherland), Dr. Elefun/Robotsky (voice of Bill Nighy), Mr. Squirt/Math Cowboy/Boxer Robot (voice of David Alan Grier), and Mr. Squeegee/Scrapheap Head/Stinger Two (voice of Alan Tudyk).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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