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CHICAGO – In our latest animated edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the new film “Astro Boy”!

“Astro Boy” features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland, Eugene Levy, Nathan Lane, Moises Arias, Matt Lucas, Madeline Carroll, Sterling Beaumon, Victor Bonavida and Tony Matthews from director David Bowers. The film is distributed by Summit Entertainment, which is the same production company involved with “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” in 2009 and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in 2010.

To win your free pass to the advance screening of “Astro Boy” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at 10 a.m. in Schaumburg, Ill., which is a suburb of Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

Astro Boy features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson
“Astro Boy” features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson.
Image credit: Summit Entertainment

Here is the “Astro Boy” plot description:

In the futuristic world of Metro City, which is a gleaming metropolis in the sky, the brilliant scientist Dr. Tenma creates Astro Boy to replace the son he has lost. He programmed his creation with the best of human characteristics and values and has endowed him with extraordinary super powers.

Cast out when he can’t meet the grieving father’s expectations, Astro Boy is dealt a cruel double blow: he’s also crushed to learn he is a robot and not even a human being. Astro Boy, who carries within himself the Blue Core (a power source made of positive “blue” energy), is sought out by the troops of the militaristic President Stone.

They are obsessed with obtaining the Core for the “Peacekeeper” robot, which has been invented to be used as a weapon to dominate Earth. Fleeing from the military, Astro Boy crashes to the surface of the Earth. Lost and unsure of his identity, Astro Boy simply seeks to fit in.

Denying his true nature, he tries to pass himself off as a human being with a gang of child vagabonds. He falls naively under the sway of their leader Hamegg in whom he sees a father figure. To Astro Boy’s horror, Hamegg exposes him as a robot and tries to turn him into a robot gladiator.

In “Hamegg’s Robot Games,” Astro Boy is forced to face wave upon wave of robots. Refusing to fight but only disabling his opponent when the safety of spectators is threatened, Astro Boy’s nobility wins the crowd over.

Alerted by the Core’s power surge, the military swoops down and captures Astro Boy as he resigns himself to his fate. As Dr. Tenma removes his energy source, Astro Boy forgives him for what he’s doing. This display of innate goodness finally opens Dr. Tenma’s eyes to the terrible mistake he has made.

Reconciled to the son he had wrongly rejected, he allows Astro Boy to escape. The destructive Peacekeeper, which has been given the incredibly dangerous negative Red Core energy by presidential order, is out of control and causing havoc in Metro City. Astro Boy returns to help the citizens, fight the Peacekeeper and save Metro City from crashing to Earth.

In the climactic battle, the strands of the story come together as Astro Boy accepts his mixed human-robot nature and finds his destiny as mankind’s savior.

The “Astro Boy” trailer can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 40 people randomly via e-mail for our “Astro Boy” Hookup. Winners needs to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2009 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

lordstick's picture

Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

Who is your favorite superhero? Batman Why? No weird powers, just a dark need to battle wrong-doer’s

gerry soltis's picture

Astro Boy

Superman is my favorite hero because he is so strong and willing to tackle any challenges.

cgrgry's picture

Iron Man has gotta be

Iron Man has gotta be another favorite of mine. Hes just a normal (but rich) guy like the rest of us. Not only does Tony Stark have no super powers of his own, but the armor that gives him strength was also created to keep his damaged heart beating; he could not survive without his iron shell.

lordstick's picture

its me

hero to my kids

madceller's picture

wonder woman

Mine was wonder woman as a kid and always will be! Her outfit was snazzy and the whole wrist bands that reflect bullets, magic truth lasso and invisible plane totally rocked!

maila's picture


wonderwoman of the philippines!!!!!!!!

David Smith's picture

Favorite Super Hero

The Green Hornet. Cool Sidekick,Car

moviefan508's picture

Favorite Super Hero

My favorite super hero is Superman because he is an original.

cbgood's picture

Wonderwoman!! She was the

Wonderwoman!! She was the 1st woman superhero that I can remember. Wonderwoman was truly an inspiration to all women that thought it wasnt possible to succeed in a male dominated field.

Andreaj773's picture

Favorite Superhero

My favorite superhero is batman because he has all the cool gadgets and he is fearless.

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