Astro Boy (review)

It’s creepy, and it’s weird, and it’s something like a mecha minstrel show, particularly in how the film pretends to a ‘robots are people too’ theme yet fails itself to treat them as such.

trailer break: ‘Astro Boy’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Looks like a little bit Iron Giant, a little bit Transformers, a little bit Robocop. The real question is, however: Is it a little bit Pinocchio? Does Astro long to be a real boy? This is from David Bowers, who cowrote and codirected the wonderfully original Flushed … more…