Critic Review - Los Angeles Times

There's very little that the filmmakers haven't borrowed here, making Astro Boy feel as copied as its title character.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comments (3)
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john d.

john dugan

Several people have commented including the RT description on the "un-originality" of the film obviously they are too young and or not very versed in Astroboy history to know that all the films that are similar like Wall-e and A.I. are the COPIERS. The story as presented in this film is true to the original 1950's TV series and ALL of this movies plotlines were in the original from over 50 yrs ago! So Astroboy the movie IS ALL ORIGINAL.

Oct 25 - 02:48 PM

Mason W.

Mason Wang

I know. It's an adaptation of a 1950s cartoon. Critics can't say that this film has no originality considering it was a pioneer in those themes today.

Plus how many movies have a floating mountain metropolis, a young boy being killed in front of his father resulting in the father making a robot replacement, and a trashcan dog?

Even though I never really watched the cartoon I still thought this movie was great. Even on par with The Incredibles.

Oct 28 - 10:21 AM

michael v.

michael valdez

From what i have read I give John my vote on this one this was a cartoon back in the 50's so how can this be compared to wall-e or A.I, I would tell the original critic to get his data right before posting. I was not going to go due to other review reviewing this film as a copy, but now thanks to john I will take my kids and after I might even post a review of my own from a parent to other parents.

Nov 1 - 01:10 AM

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