"The CGI is colourful and stylish but it is nothing we haven't seen before"
Astro Boy is based on the Manga of the same name. I'm not familiar with the character so I don't know how accurate this adaptation is but the film is good and has an underpinning theme of belonging.
The voice cast are all great, most notably Freddie Highmore as Astro Boy and Kristen Bell as Cora who are both on a journey of discovery. The villainous President Stone voiced by veteran actor Donald Sutherland is is nothing less than perfectly cast and the rest of the voice cast is rounded out with the ever funny Eugene Levi and Nicolas Cage.
The CGI is colourful and stylish but it is nothing we haven't seen before and its not quite Pixar or as groundbreaking as they deliver time after time. It's fun for the kids and a good sci-fi animation that beat my initial expectations but I left feeling it had the potential to be much more.