Tagline: “In this secret land, the world’s top scientist is building his most incredible creation.”
Translation: Did someone figure out how to reanimate Don LaFontaine?
The Verdict: No really, we’d like to know! The famed voice-over artist passed away back on September 1, but seeing how his distinctive voice continues to crop up in brand-new trailers a good six months after he shuffled off this mortal coil, we can only assume that he laid down a 2pac/Makaveli-sized library of “In a world where … ” phrases that movie studios will be robbing for decades to come. Now that we’ve covered that minor rant, we’ve realized there’s not much to say about the new computer-animated adaptation of the famed Japanese manga: A robotic Pinocchio knockoff (voiced by Freddie Highmore) gets built by a lonely yet mad genius scientist (Nicolas Cage) and discovers that flying around the city firing lasers at bad guys is everything it’s cracked up to be … AND MORE!
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