Sept. 7, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST
C'mon, meng, you guys know you royally fuck up with headlines like that. Remember Jodie Foster's beaver? Who could forget.
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST
Good luck JuanSanchez.
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST
My ass is on fire.
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST
by Player 1
Astro Boy is NOTHING like Pinnochio. In no way does Astro aspire to be a human. He is a mediating and unifying force between robot kind and human kind. He is proud of his heritage, and would never want to become a human. Not sure if you're that familiar with any of the source material.
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST
Hi Dave... still animating on singles? ;)
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST
by Player 1
"A wrinkle in ours that is different from the original is that Dr. Tenma gives Astro [his son] Toby’s memories, so when Astro is created, he thinks he is a real boy, so when he finds out the truth that not only is he a robot with a dead boy’s memories, but also the father, the man he loves, doesn’t want him anymore. It’s quite devastating." - not loving that arc at all! Hope they don't fuck it up. Why do yanks always want family issues involved in a movie. It's like hollywood scriptwriters go, 'Oh, I know, let's have some family ISSUES to pad out the story.' For fuck's sake, there's so MANY cool storylines for Astro Boy and they bring this shite into it?
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST
but then again so does Vin Diesel and he seems to make out pretty well. God speed, Astro Boy.
Sept. 7, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST
Remember all the extra crap added to Tim Burton's Sleepy Hallow? How about all the extra crap in The Grinch?
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
well one's a short story and the other is a 23 minute cartoon. so of course they had to add and pad the movies to make em 90mins or longer. as for Astroboy, i loved the cartoon in the 80s and he looks pretty much identical so that's cool. doubt i'll see this in theaters but i'll definately see it on tv.
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST
Settle this shit once and for all!
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST
It's just another plot by Kristen Bell to separate me from my money. :)
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST
the padding. Some stories are made to be short and when you pad them you change the character of the story.
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST
GAstro Boy live action,huh? What's next? Marine Boy Live Action? The Jetsons Live Action? Battle of the Planets Live Action?How about a Flintstones reboot - C'mon Hollywood, gotta chase that almighty fucking dollar, you greedy pieces of shit!
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST
Thats the prequal to Avatar..Right?
Sept. 7, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST
Haven't heard an update in a while, though.
Sept. 7, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST
You could've asked him about that Capone.
Sept. 7, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST
Butt guns? I can relate to that. Robot designs that riff on famous movie/anime robots? Yes. Robot Liberation Front? Sounds promising. But then we have: family issues? Maybe. Evil military? Been there. Many times. Save the environment? Done that. Oh God soooo many times. Am I worried? Yes, more than a little. I was already worried enough about Avatar. And Ferngully to me is a resume stain, sorry.
Sept. 7, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST
I don't think the new wrinkle will hurt things much, and I'm a huge Tezuka fan. And you guys who gripe about the apparent emotional aspect injected in the film, come on, read some Tezuka - he was big on that. If the movie were all about Astro blasting around with butt-cheeks a-blazin', it'd appeal only to little boys (and maybe those who LIKE little boys - ehhrr, sorry). ANYWAY, this flick and the one about the cloudy meatballs are on my definite-must-see list. We all need some high-quality escapism during these difficult times.
Sept. 7, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST
I'm sure the original is more bad ass than our "please won't someone think of the children" parents will allow. Hopefully this will stand side by side with the Incredibles.
Sept. 7, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST
I hope they create a universe that can be expanded on well - the whole Atlas story line would be great and could get very adult, which is kind of what I was hoping for this one to do. From the trailers it looks squeaky clean and they don't seem to show much action, which I hope turns out to be a good thing. Astro rules
Sept. 7, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST
Despite what this interview says, you can tell from the trailers that MANY of the claims aren't true. With this new PCified ASTRO BOY, he's not going to have butt-guns. If they do show him "equipped" with them, it'll be for a sight-gag, because this ASTRO BOY is clearly NOT going to ever fire a single gun in the entire movie. They'll "jam" because he ate a burrito at a TACO BELL (PRODUCT PLACEMENT HERE) or he'll lose them somehow or he'll be in a place where someone will say "Don't fire your weapons in there, Astro Boy!" No way will they have a kid firing a gun.<p><p>I mean, this is a movie where they're so clearly eager to get away from the iconic imagery of ASTRO BOY and cater to the PC crowd that the first thing they've done is make him wear regular everyday clothes as we see in the trailer, totally dispensing with his uniform of biker shorts and nothing else. So, which is it? Is it true to the original or not? You can't have it both ways, dudes. Gawd, why do I even bother any more?
Sept. 7, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
Sept. 7, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
Sept. 7, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST
I just found out there was a trailer I missed. What I viewed as 'trailer 3' was actually 'trailer 2' which I had not seen, thus making me think 'trailer 3' was 'trailer 2.'<p><p>I hereby recant my statement about the butt-guns, because we get to see Astro clearly firing them at the EYE of a giant robot. That's OK with me, though I'm still pissed that the PC crowd scared them into giving him everyday-people clothes for most of the movie. Part of the wonderfully-ridiculous nature of Astro Boy was that he did all the adventuring he did in nothing but bike shorts. I always found that so deeply absurd as to be hilarious.
Sept. 7, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST
<p>If you know Astro Boy's history, I'm guessing the movie's story arc is spelled out in the Japanese trailer. http://tinyurl.com/mzjd9m </p> <p> As an Astro Boy fan, I'm certainly gratified that it does seem to get evoke some of the darkness in the relationship between Astro and his father/creator Tenma. </p> <p>You can see how the movie's been updated/shifted to its intended audience. For example, than being sold to Ham Egg's Circus, Astro is sold to Ham Egg's gladiatorial robot fights. Fair enough. I think the full movie needs to be seen before the effect of these changes can be measured. </p> <p>From Mr Bowers comments and the IDW comics, it seems like Richard Donner's Superman is a big part of the equation in this incarnation of Astro Boy. Again, fair enough. With the primary colors of his red boots, green belt, and new, blue shirt, he's always beeen something of the soaring super hero. </p> <p>And, if you're interested in an adult, melancholy updated to Astro Boy, check out Naoki Urasawa's Pluto http://tinyurl.com/bupfc7 </ap>
Sept. 7, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST
Maybe not on quite the same level as WALLACE & GROMIT, but still greatly entertaining. <br><br> Anyone else agree?
Sept. 7, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
make that another butchering of source material. my boycott list grows every day
Sept. 7, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Sept. 7, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
There were a few too many "hit-in-the-crotch" and scatological jokes, but it had that endearing Aardman charm to it, and great voice work by Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet (the rare example of ***BIG NAME CELEBRITY*** voice casting where the BNCs in question didn't just use their normal speaking voices and did some honest-to-God voice ACTING). It's no Wallace & Gromit or Chicken Run (or Ratatoullie), but I found it entertaining.
Sept. 7, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST
Sept. 7, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST
by Mr. Lahey
Geronimo is waiting for your report!
Sept. 7, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST
My son might go gay after he watches this.
Sept. 7, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST
the cartoon has way cooler robots. the robots here just look plain and boring. and the robo baddie looks like one of them bayformers - messy with no aesthetic value. <p> the same with the design of the city. just look plain and boring. and yeah, a cute dog for sidekick and a girl with purple hair strain for a girlfriend. very american. i'll stick with the original.
Sept. 7, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST
Sept. 8, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST
You're exactly the problem, you stupid cunt. PC morons like you are the reason most everything in movies is terrible. Pat yourself on the back.
Sept. 8, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST
MacReady's clearly kidding. Lighten up. Astroboy's got guns coming out of his arse and he wears tight little shorts and red booties in the trailer. Everything's going to be o-kay.
Sept. 8, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST
Thanks but no thanks.
Sept. 8, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST
Thanks. You really know how to put it in perspective for a man. :)
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