Thursday, October 29, 2009

Astro Boy, a Blast of Fun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Last night, together with some blogger friends, I watched TV5's Special Movie Screening of Osamu Tezuka’s classic masterpiece, “Astro Boy” at Glorietta 4, Cinema 1.

Featuring the voices of Freddie Highmore (Toby/Astro), Nicolas Cage (Tenma), Samuel L. Jackson (Zog), Kristen Bell (Cora), Bill Nighy (Dr.Elefun) and Donald Sutherland (Gen. Stone)… “Astro Boy” is about a young robot (android) with incredible powers, made by a brilliant scientist named Tenma. Powered by a new technology called “positive blue energy”, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Upon learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his super powers and returns to Metro City to save everything he cares about and understands what it takes to be a hero.

The 3D animation of IMAGI studios is superb, definitely at par with the movies of PIXAR. Matched with a light but still very interesting story, it was everything us Animated Movie fans and Astro Boy fans have hoped for. I surely wish this was released in digital 3D, but nonetheless, the movie is still an overall 10 for me. The story remains somewhat loyal to its Anime predecessor, which I believe is a good thing for the fans.

If you enjoyed Ice Age 3 and Up, I highly recommend watching this movie, I had as much fun watching this film as I did with those before mentioned ones.

Special thanks to Mike Cruz of TV5, and blogger friend Sire Arevalo for the Movie invite! =)

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Enjoy the Movie!

- Blitz

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