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Trailer Probe : Astro Boy
© Joe Crowe
November 25, 2008

Items of geekity interest should be only two minutes long, because trailers make us laugh. They make us cry. They work so hard to make us happy.

Trailer Probe rates the geek explosion content, how much our cortex is combusted with a volley of geekitude, and dork disengagement level is reasons you won't dig it.

Astro Boy

Geek explosion content: "Whee -- hee -- hee -- heee!" -- Astro Boy

CGI Astro Boy looks like anime Astro Boy! With pants!

And a shirt!

The glimpses of the movie look very Incredibles, including the look of the humans: One is short. One is tall. They have big noses. They are obviously zany.

The flying in the clouds is straight out of Iron Man. But that's OK, because Iron Man ruled.

The digging through the Earth, though: That was neat. Can Iron Man do that?

Of course he can. He's Iron Man. But he didn't, so nyah

Another year before the movie comes out is awesome! We all love waiting!

Hey, look at the big list of names of celebrities! We like some of them!

Dork disengagement level: There are no funny dialogue snippets. What kind of trailer is this?

Wait a minute.

Astro Boy wears black shorts. He doesn't wear a shirt!

They've got it all wrong! They ruined it! How dare they? Astro Boy fans will rampage if they do not see a nearly-nude pre-teen.

Geek explosion level: 500,000. Not enough here to really freak out about. But it's about time that the old-timey cartoons climbed aboard the new-timey CGI gravy train. Now do Hong Kong Phooey, you lazy bastards!

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