Astro Boy [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9782695
  • Release Date: 03/16/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

Special Features


  • Two all-new animated sequences:astro vs the junkyard pirates
  • Inside the recording booth
  • Designing a hero
  • Building metro city
  • The rrf in: the new recruit
  • Astro Boy image gallery: creating a global icon
  • Getting the Astro Boy look

Synopsis


Astro Boy
A young robot with incredible powers, super strength, and the purest spirit on the planet discovers the joys of being human while embarking on a worldwide journey to discover his true potential in this animated update of Osamu Tezuka's classic anime story. Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is a young robot from futuristic Metro City. Created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage), and powered by pure positive "blue" energy that gives him such abilities as x-ray vision, inhuman speed, and flight, the wide-eyed android longs to find his true place in the world. He sets out on an epic journey that brings him face to face with an underworld army of robots and some of the strangest creatures ever to walk the Earth, and along the way learns to experience human feelings and emotions. Astro Boy's remarkable mission of discovery is suddenly cut short, however, when he learns that his friends and family back in Metro City are in grave danger. As Astro Boy prepares to face off against his greatest adversary in order to save everything he cares most about, he realizes that only through victory will he finally discover what it takes to be a hero. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Freddie Highmore
    Freddie Highmore - Astro Boy
  • Kristen Bell
    Kristen Bell - Cora
  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Dr. Tenma
  • Bill Nighy
    Bill Nighy - Dr. Elefun
  • Nathan Lane
    Nathan Lane - Hamegg



Customer rating

4.5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Astro Boy Flies High

    Posted
    KAIJUfreak

    I can't give a true review for the DVD or Blu-Ray, so I gave the Extras 3 stars. But I can say, that I'm an Anime fan, and I've always had known about the Character Astro-Boy, and seen a few episodes of the show, but I was never a huge fanatic for it. So when I heard it was gonna be a movie, I didn't think much of it, rather then just, "Hey, it looks pretty good. Could work." I did see the movie, and I really enjoyed it. Despite it's flaws, and the fact that it was a box office bomb,(Sadly) it's a very entertaining flick, good for the kids, or the child at heart. I think Astro fans will enjoy it, with a fair bit of nitpicking, like all true fans do. Give the movie a try, I think you'll enjoy it. It's got the right amount of laughs, action and heart to get the kids and parents cheering!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good adaptation of a Manga/Anime classic

    Posted
    Edward351

    This movie is a good film for kids and their parents. My kids love it, and I found it pretty entertaining as well. It deviates from the established story, but it does this because its only two hours long. By itself this story is very good and works for a movie presentation. The Blu-Ray transfer is high quality which is to be expected for a CGI production, but the menus and extras are also well done so that's a plus. It has a True-HD track that is 5.1 and with a good system provides a lot of detail. The only drawback is the way the story deviates from the established history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Astro Boy

    Posted
    bbeenn1
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    I am sure there are mixed reviews about this one online. For what it's worth it is a well made, complete story with several elements that will allow for personal reflection and growth, go watch it if you are reading this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun for the kids (and us adults too!)

    Posted
    barth36

    Great movie! My kids loved it! On Blu-Ray, looks better than at the theater. Voice talent was excellent! Note: some scenes may be intense for very young kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie

    Posted
    Thematrix
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    Awesome movie, my son loved it and it had a happy ending. He watches the movie over and over since he really likes it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kids' movie; I even enjoyed it!!

    Posted
    JCBr3ck3

    Starts with the cause for creating Astroboy. The story starts with a floating city. Then we find out that more people (& robots) live on the earth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    jansi

    This is a great update of the old cartoon series... It is wholesome for the whole family and there are some great lessons...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A movie for everyone

    Posted
    gg408
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    This movie is enjoyable for everyone of all ages. Good graphics, and good story. A must have for movie watchers!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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