It’s not a great loss. Astro Boy is a deeply eerie film filled with dark, thought-provoking themes and ideas that it lacks the depth, substance, and smarts to handle. It’s a shallow, superficial film that makes the fatal mistake of tipping unsteadily into very deep thematic waters.
Failure, fiasco or secret success: Failure
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