I just read the New York Times Review of Astro Boy the movie and they really really hyped it up good. I guess they got some kind of kick back for their review?
The movie in my opinion was so so, could have and should have been much better than it really was. The NYT said the character Astro reminded him of the BIG BOY hamburger mascot. Ya, I can see the similarity to that image.
It also said in their review that a few small children in the audience screamed, ya, I can see that too. It was a movie aimed more towards a teen audience, which is strange because most teens I know would rather see some gun fighting or lasers than a pudgy hamburger food chain likeness super hero. Agree or disagree with me, comment below please.
Did you happen to see the movie Astro Boy? I did, and I can say that I liked it but did not love it like I thought I was going to. There was a ton of really good “hype” about the special effects and the special twist on a common plot. I did enjoy the affects….but it was not the original Star Wars though. How can you really compete with the original SW?
Here is a youtube video I found to be pretty interesting about Astro Boy. If you have not seen the movie you can rent it on www.Netflix.com
Nicholas Cage might not have been the best actor for the part, he seems to have the same facial expressions and voice in all movies he plays. This was more of a teen/kid movie and I think a younger actor might have played the part a little more realistically than Cage.