Release Date: October 23, 2009
Genre: Family, Action Adventure, Comedy
Have I told you I grew up watching ASTROBOY? This was one of the television manga shows that my siblings and I watched right after school, along with VOLTES 5, G-FORCE, and VOLTRON! Talk about nostalgia. So I am just thrilled that ASTROBOY finally makes its debut on the big screen!
ASTROBOY is one of those characters that children can easily relate to. The story and film is about scientist Dr. Tenma who creates a young robot, Astro, who has incredible powers. Astro is powered by a positive “blue” energy and has super-strength, x-ray vision, super-speed and can fly… yeah, you can say he is the anime-version of a young Superman. Astro’s relationship with his adoptive father-scientist Dr. Tenma is the cord that makes Astro “human”. And in his adventures and mischief, the young robot learns to understand what being human means, and how to be a hero. And in the anime-film that will arrive in theaters on October 23, we get treated to all that wonderful story again, but this time in full CGI glory.
Watch the new and totally cool trailer after the cut, and more promo images here. The film is not yet rated, but I bet kids can watch this!
The film ASTROBOY stars Freddie Highmore in the title role. Nicholas Cage is Dr. Tenma. The powerhouse cast also includes Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland and Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson & Charlize Theron.