Astro Boy

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  • PG
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.2  (39,474)
  • 53

Astro Boy is a 2009 animated movie based on the immensely popular Japanese manga, Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka. The movie was directed by David Bowers, and features the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, and many more. The story takes place in the distant future, in a city called Metro City, where the human race has achieved great technological advancements, including the ability to create advanced robotic technology. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and the citizens of Metro City are forced to confront the dark side of their creations when a giant robot, called the Peacekeeper, threatens to destroy the city.

The movie revolves around the titular character, Astro Boy, who is created by Dr. Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage), a brilliant scientist and head of the Ministry of Science. Dr. Tenma creates Astro Boy after losing his son, Toby, in a tragic accident, hoping to bring him back to life in the form of a robot.

Astro Boy, who is voiced by Freddie Highmore, is designed as the ultimate robot, possessing incredible strength, speed, and agility. He is also endowed with a multitude of other high-tech features, such as machine guns, rocket thrusters, and X-ray vision. However, unlike other robots, Astro Boy also possesses a unique soul and consciousness, allowing him to think, feel, and experience human emotions.

When Dr. Tenma presents Astro Boy to the Ministry of Science, he is rejected, and Astro Boy is subsequently removed from Dr. Tenma's laboratory, dumped in a junkyard, and left to fend for himself. It is here where Astro Boy meets a ragtag group of discarded robots, who help him understand and navigate the harsh realities of the world outside the laboratory.

As Astro Boy tries to find his place in the world, he discovers the treacherous underbelly of Metro City, where a power-hungry politician named President Stone (voiced by Donald Sutherland) is using the Peacekeeper robot to consolidate his grip on power. In an effort to stop President Stone and prevent the destruction of Metro City, Astro Boy must confront his own identity, his relationship with Dr. Tenma, and his place in the world.

Kristen Bell voices the character of Cora, a robot freedom fighter who acts as a mentor to Astro Boy, teaching him how to harness his powers and stand up for what he believes in. Along the way, Astro Boy forms close bonds with his new robot friends, and learns important lessons about the value of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice.

The animation in Astro Boy is truly exceptional, with vibrant colors, fluid movements, and stunning action sequences. The city of Metro City is beautifully rendered, with towering skyscrapers, breathtaking vistas, and futuristic technology that pops off the screen. The voice acting is also top-notch, with Highmore delivering a pitch-perfect portrayal of Astro Boy as the charming, optimistic, and courageous hero.

Overall, Astro Boy is a heartwarming tale of a young robot's journey to self-discovery, and his fight to protect the people and robots he cares about. It is a movie that will appeal to both children and adults, offering a perfect blend of action, humor, and emotional resonance. If you are a fan of the Astro Boy manga or animated series, or if you simply love well-crafted animated movies, Astro Boy is definitely worth a watch.

Astro Boy is a 2009 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 53.

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  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (39,474)
  • Metascore
    53