Astro Boy (2009, USA/HGK/JAP) C-94m. SCOPE ** D: David Bowers. Starring (the voices of) Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Elle Fanning, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Freddie Highmore, Matt Lucas, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, David Bowers. Nicely animated, fairly exciting science-fiction movie for kids about a science whizz kidd, who dies in a accident and is cloned by his inventor father as a robot. He falls off his city in the clouds and falls onto the polluted world below. PINOCCHIO meets FRANKENSTEIN in this manga adaptation, entertaining, fascinating for kids, adults might fret about occasionally careless plotting.

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