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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:40 pm Reply with quote
Well, at least we know the voice talent behind this movie is pretty good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:00 pm Reply with quote
That may be it's only saving factor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:50 pm Reply with quote
Ctimene's Lover wrote:
That may be it's only saving factor.


Your probably right, but having Nicolas Cage in the cast is pretty impressive. Though I am sure this movie can't be any worse than Speed Racer, but then again, anything is possible.

First Dragon Ball, now Astro Boy, hopefully this means Anime is becoming more accepted in the US.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:57 pm Reply with quote
I hope Cage won't hurt it. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:07 pm Reply with quote
IMAGI Studios animated the latest TMNT movie, so that's how I expect the new Astro Boy to look like.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:38 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
IMAGI Studios animated the latest TMNT movie, so that's how I expect the new Astro Boy to look like.
Oh lord...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:09 pm Reply with quote
Those are some pretty big names we're seeing right here. Here's to hoping for some good results.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:24 pm Reply with quote
Well the TMNT movie was pretty good. I won't be looking forward to this as much as TMNT since it's not a childhood series of mine, but I'm interested.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:32 pm Reply with quote
I am not into the idea of anime or manga being made into Hollywood movies but a CG with decent story/events without much Westernization could pull through. I hope that the Japanese dub will have the seiyuu (VAs) from the anime as that would increase my chances of watching it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:49 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
I hope Cage won't hurt it. Rolling Eyes


God, I love that.

OH GOD THE BEES

THE BEEEEES

Seriously though he'll be fine and this will probably be pretty good. I liked that Imagi Ninja Turtles movie; it was very Saturday morning with a little edge to it that made it fun to watch. Nothing special, but I'm not expecting them to make some kind of masterpiece, I'd like a fun and exciting Astroboy cartoon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:16 am Reply with quote
I gotta agree with how TMNT was actually pretty good. Not exactly groundbreaking, but it definitely had the spirit of the originals that alot of us grew up with, but had an edge, so with IMAGI being at the helm, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out to at least have the classic feel.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:49 am Reply with quote
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Space Jam's Timothy Harris is writing the film, and Flushed Away's David Bowers is directing.


Oh... spit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:37 am Reply with quote
Is Freddie Highmore capable of talking in an American accent? Of the movies I've seen him in, he isn't and having a British Astro while having American sounding other major cast members is going to sound...awkward to me because this isn't "A Fish Called Wanda".

Either way, I hope this movie doesn't suck, because I love Astro Boy and I don't want the story in this movie to disapoint me (although at this point, I nearly anticipate it).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:24 am Reply with quote
Honestly, considering how Speed Racer turned out, I am not sure Astro Boy will be any better.

Since I was really never into Astro Boy, I'll probably never see this movie, but I can only hope this movie won't be as bad as Speed Racer was.

Here's to hoping this movie won't be horriable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:02 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
...but I can only hope this movie won't do as badly as Speed Racer did.


Fix'd.

Majin Tenshi wrote:
I am not into the idea of anime or manga being made into Hollywood movies but a CG with decent story/events without much Westernization could pull through.


Wasn't Astro Boy already considerably Westernized? Or do you mean "without calling for much change" from its present form?
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