Quote of the day on ASTRO BOY

Topless Robot reports that the lackluster new CGI Astro Boy movie tanked in Japan and sticks the knife in a little deeper:

PERHAPS YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN JAPAN’S MOST BELOVED CHARACTER AND STUCK HIM IN A SHITTY CG MOVIE WITH VIRTUALLY NO REGARD FOR HIS ORIGINAL STORIES, WHICH MOST OF JAPAN KNOWS BY HEART. AND PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE CAST NIC CAGE AS A VOICE ACTOR, BECAUSE THAT’S LIKE HIRING CHARLES MANSON AS A BABYSITTER. NEITHER OF THEM HAVE THE APPROPRIATE SKILL SETS. Seriously, Astro Boy is so popular in Japan that he’s an official citizen — really. So if you make an Astro Boy movie which can’t beat Fast & Furious in Japan, you have failed beyond all measure. Well fucking done, assholes. Well fucking done.


  1. michael says

    eh. haven’t seen it and I doubt I’ll have any strong opinion on it, but really, it’s not just on those who made it.

    I mean, someone sold the license for a profit, right?

  2. says

    I stopped subscribing to Topless Robot because, well, back in the old school I was trained to think that cussin’ and callin’ people names really isn’t any way to make a better person out of yourself — there are always better ways to express yourself. That said, sometimes TR hits the nail on the head but they also cause a lot of surrounding property damage that’s totally unnecessary.

  3. says

    To be fair, nothing can beat Fast & the Furious in Japan. Little do we North Americans know that that movie is an international juggernaut.

  4. Peter Bangs says

    Is it just me or does The Mighty Atom look kinda wierd with four fingers and a thumb?

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