jayroth6 at cox.net
Mon Oct 26 05:11:29 MDT 2009
Weirdly, Astro Boy also encounters a cadre of comical, Karl Marx-quoting "revolutionary" robots. It's hard to know what to make of these "red" robots, but the movie's more comprehensible political messages are a real drag -- they add a level of "sophistication" that, in fact, is utterly hackneyed. Must all representatives of officialdom in the movies be evil, even in a cartoon? Will kids be anything but confused by the fact that the government's violent killer robot is named "the Peacekeeper"?
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