Astro BoyDavid Bowers' adaptation of anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka's 'Astro Boy' is splitting critics down the middle. While some praise the film's kid-friendly themes and action sequences, others have been less than enthralled by the animation style and plot.

When top government scientist Dr. Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage, with additional voices by Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell and Eugene Levy) loses his son in a experiment gone awry, he pulls a Dr. Frankenstein and recreates his child in robot form. Upon finding out he is not human, Astro Boy flees Metro City for the garbage-infested dump known as Earth, where he must battle robots, fit in with humans and, eventually, make his way back home. A roundup of critical reviews after the jump ...
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