October 27, 2009
The Associated Press. Astro Boy, voiced by Freddie Highmore, is shown in a scene from "Astro Boy."
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In last year's "Speed Racer," the creators of "The Matrix" took a cult 1960s anime TV series and turned it into a garish, headache-inducing, live-action travesty. With far less hoopla, relatively basic animation and a rock-solid story, "Astro Boy" is everything "Speed Racer" was not.