Release Date: October 23, 2009
Genre: Family, Action Adventure, Comedy
Wow! ASTROBOY is my MUST-SEE movie this fall, and if you still have doubts about the awesome factor of this film, watch the trailer below and you’ll see what I mean.
Simply put, ASTROBOY is the story of a young robot (Freddie Highmore) with incredible powers, created by a scientist Dr. Tenma (Nicholas Cage) wanting a son, and who had to learn what it means to be truly human. The story itself makes for great family drama, with some rather colorful characters, and great actors behind them – Nicholas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell to name a few. But it’s the CG animation that makes this a cool action-adventure! Plus, the story is set in futuristic Metro City.
So set your calendar for October 23, 2009 when ASTROBOY gets to theaters nationwide. Meantime, here’s that action-packed extended clip I spoiled about . It looks like Astro Boy (Highmore) just found out he isn’t human, when machines called Yellow Jackets started hunting him down at the command of Dr. Stone (Sutherland). The machines shoot out green cables that follow Astro like guided missiles but they can’t hold the robot down. One pilot falls from his cockpit and Astro saves him (and did you see that funny caption on the pilot’s helmet?). Finally, Stone sends out a gigantic vessel called The Spirit of Freedom to kill the robot.
After the cut are some high-res images featuring some of the main characters, including Jackon’s Zog and Kristen Bell’s Cora.
Courtesy of Summit Entertainment
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