Astro Boy

Synopsis: Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.
Director(s): David Bowers
Production: Summit Entertainment
  4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
53
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
PG
Year:
2009
94 min
£19,548,064
Website
891 Views


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ASTRO BOY:

There we are,

floating peacefully in the sky.

Metro City, the jewel in the crown.

Beautiful, isn't it?

But how did we get here?

A century ago,

the founders of Metro City...

...seeing our world was changing...

...took Mount and lifted it out of the Earth

and into the sky.

...a floating paradise.

We don't really know

what happens in these days...

...on the strange and mysterious surface

we left behind.

But life in Metro City

is better than ever.

Thanks to our friends,

the Robots.

Robots do our shopping.

They cook for us.

They serve our meals.

They take good care of us.

They even do the really

important things like...

...reminding us to call Momma

on her birthday.

What else, raising our children,

building our buildings...

...taking care of our city...

...or making sure

we were all fit and healthy.

For these guys... no job is too big.

Or too small.

First, Robots do a all of things

that frankly,

We didn't just don't wanted

to do anymore.

Oh, no!

No worries, folks.

That street will get cleaned.

The best and brightest are then

get picked for the more exciting tasks.

This lucky guy is starting

his first day at his new job.

And it's all thanks to this man.

Dr. Tenma, head of the Ministry of Science

and father of Modern Robotics.

Thanks to him and

the incredible innovations...

Hey, Toby, isn't that your dad?

- It sure is.

Hush!

Our friends the Robots helps us.

Thousands are created every day...

...and thousands are disposed of...

...in the great and

never ending cycle that...

...substains life in our great city.

Thanks for everything, guys.

May you rust in peace!

Okay, students.

Ready for our pop quiz?

What?

- No!

Begin!

I'm so busted!

Yes, Toby?

Is there a problem?

- There's no problem.

I'm just finished and I'd like to leave.

- Finished?

The rocket science

wasn't excatly rocket science.

Well, I don't suppose there's much

point in you staying.

Good luck, guys.

Just like his father.

Hello, Master Toby!

Did you have a good day?

- The best, Orrin.

Thank you, Master Toby.

Very good throw.

Hello, son.

- Hello, sir.

How was school?

- Oh, great!

Mr. Pistachio dropped a

pop quiz on us but...

...I'm pretty sure,

I got a 100 %.

That's good, son.

Very good.

But I don't want you

to become complacent.

It's important to keep studying.

Onward and upward, Toby!

Sure, Dad.

I'm very sad, I'd take you that

symposium on quantum mechanics...

But I'm afraid, I'd have to take

a rain check again.

You... you promised!

I'm sorry, Toby,

but it's unavoidable.

President Stone's work for

the unveiling of the "Peacekeeper".

"The Peacekeeper"?

You gotta be kidding me!

- I never kid.

Goodbye, son.

"The Peacekeeper", huh?

Hey, Orrin, change of plan.

Take me to

the Ministry of Science.

I'm sorry,

Master Toby...

...but you father gave me

strict instructions to...

Stop it!

What are you doing back there?

Hey! Hey!

Next stop, Ministry of Science!

Are you ready to

blow me way today, Tenma?

To make my hairs stand up?

To knock my socks off?

Yes, yes...

Metaphorically speaking.

- Oh, that's the spirit.

Dr. Elefun is an esteem colleague

of mine, Mr. President.

He may be resistant to

having his discoveries used...

...for military purposes.

Oh, you leave Dr. Elefun to me.

Dad!

Hold it!

- Hold it!

What are you doing here?

I gave Orrin

specific instructions to...

I wanted to see the demonstration.

You're always talking

about "The Peacemaker"...

Really, Toby?

- Your boy?

Yes, sir.

- Well, let him tag along.

Releasing the potential threat.

It will be good for him.

Good education.

Yes, sir.

So you are interested

in robots, son?

Robot weapons?

- Absolutely.

Though, I'm sure you'll agree...

...the latest D-Class Interceptor

targeting system...

...is quite old fashioned.

Nobody likes a smarty pants!

Take this boy to a safe place

and keep him there.

What? Dad!

- I think for the best, Toby.

But you said,

I could see the Peacekeeper!

You still can...

...on tonight's news,

like everybody else.

Ladies and gentlemen...

...allow me to present...

Blue core energy!

Blue core energy!

A new self-sustaining power source.

Much stronger than

nuclear energy...

...and infinitely cleaner.

The raw materials came from space.

A fragment of a star.

Millions of light years away,

but no longer even exists.

This is now

all that's left of it.

Properly harnessed,

this small sphere...

...could transform

not only Metro City...

...but life of those

on the surface as well.

Imagine cleaning Earth's water...

Imagine bringing back the forests.

Imagine overcoming the effects of

centuries of pollution.

I know, he's bit of a dreamer,

...but he's a brilliant scientist.

He's a dangerous idiot

who happens to have a high IQ.

There's no such thing

as a free lunch.

When we extract the depositive

blue energy from the fragment...

...we'll be left with this

highly unstable by product...

...negative red energy!

Oh, I like that one.

Women voters are partial

to the colour red, you know?

Until we discover,

how to safelty dispose it...

What?

What are you doing?

Stop!

Keep the cores apart

or you will kill us all!

Do as he says.

This is outrageous!

What are you intending

to do with it?

I'm gonna give the people of the city

a reason to re-elect me.

How?

There's only one way you can, doctor.

I'm gonna kick some butt.

This is so unfair.

Now cool off, hot shot.

Please don't leave me in here, sir.

I can't stand small places

anywhere but here.

Easy, kid!

You're like 13 yrs old.

It's time, you grew backbone.

Thanks for the life lesson...

...and thank you for this!

As one friend to another,

don't do this, Tenma.

Oh, come on, Elefun.

You know it as well as I do,

without military funding...

...all of our research,

...including yours,

would grind to a halt!

Start it up!

I told, President Stone...

You gotta bring up the big guns!

I've heard enough for Toby!

Now, the blue core.

Hold on!

This blue core

is all sweetness and light, right?

Like, "Save the Dolphins"

and "Give Peace A Chance"?

It's pure positive energy.

Call me a dreamer,

but...

...I think we'll get a bit more

bank rob using the red one.

Oh, you're not joking!

Sir, we're not putting something

that dangerous...

...into something

that dangerous.

Listen, Tenma!

I gotta an election to win!

I need my robot to be fighter

and not a lover!

Load the red one.

- I won't.

Hm, then I'll do it.

Move over, sweetheart!

- Hey!

No!

It's like a videogame!

Core loaded.

Piece of cake!

Activate weapon drones!

I hate this job!

Wow!

I gotta get a better look.

I've been checking the classifieds.

- I hear you.

He's using that drone

against the other drones.

How could that be possible?

It's called adaptive technology.

You can absorb and control anything.

Well, I may have

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Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka (Japanese: 手塚 治虫, born 手塚 治, Hepburn: Tezuka Osamu, (1928-11-03)3 November 1928 – 9 February 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, and film producer. Born in Osaka Prefecture, his prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga", "the godfather of manga" and "the god of manga." Additionally, he is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka's formative years.Tezuka began what was known as the manga revolution in Japan with his New Treasure Island published in 1947. His legendary output would spawn some of the most influential, successful, and well received manga series including Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, and Phoenix, all of which won several awards. Tezuka died of stomach cancer in 1989. His death had an immediate impact on the Japanese public and other cartoonists. A museum was constructed in Takarazuka dedicated to his memory and life works, and Tezuka received many posthumous awards. Several animations were in production at the time of his death along with the final chapters of Phoenix, which were never released. more…

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