DVD: Astro Boy, For retail & rental (E1 Entertainment)

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The Independent Culture

This fast, fun superhero adventure has everything you might want from a cartoon about a robotic youngster who zooms through the skies above a floating future city.

Beware, though – the opening scenes leave a sour taste in the mouth. First, a lovable lad named Toby is obliterated by a weapon built by his own father (voiced by Nicolas Cage). Then Dad builds an android substitute of his son which he goes on to reject. Ouch. Parents might want to skip past the first half hour.