Astro Boy could've been a nice film that pays respect to the property it's based upon while giving new viewers a look at this wonderful character. Instead what we get is a film that does stay true to the origins of the character but from there goes into a really lame and predictable story that is filled with too many jokes for its own good. Even as a sci-fi action movie Astro Boy leaves a lot to be desired.
It's a good film to put on for the kids and not have to worry about them for 94 minutes. The directing and action scenes are ok but may leave you wishing they were amped up a bit.
Terrible jokes. The movie drags because of the bad jokes and scenes that attempt to be dramatic. Voice acting feels uninspired at times. The story for the movie hits the marks of what should be in an Astro Boy movie but fails miserably at expanding them and making them entertaining.
In North America it’s pretty safe to say that Mickey Mouse is one of our iconic characters whose popularity spans the globe. Since being created little old Mickey has brought joy to many through the various projects he's appeared in. Japan has their version of Mickey, albeit with more of a sci-fi and action edge, in the classic manga/anime character Astro Boy.