Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Because that robot had more humanity than most of us!"

Okay, so I know my brains are pretty scrambled when the words above brings me to tears!  Not like I was even sitting here watching Astro Boy!  DD went out and as usual the tv stays on the channel she left it on, providing some background noise, until she gets back again and take custody of the remote control.  (I can't be 100% sure - she might even take it with her when she goes out!  lol).  Anyway, as I am moving around the house doing this and that, I'm seeing bits and pieces of the Astro Boy movie when I go through the room.  I have to say it is a pretty good movie because I got all weepy when Astro died and one of the bystanders asked why he would have sacrificed himself to save the people since he was just a robot.  And, lo and behold, one of the fellows in the white coats says "Because that robot had more humanity than most of us!"  Pass the kleenex!  I won't spoil the movie for you but I think he might not stay dead.... not sure because I was off and out of the room again but it seemed to go on quite awhile for it to just be the credits rolling so I think Astro might be okay.  Funny - I just caught the correlation between this and another piece of animation...
Oh yes!  Someone else who longed to be a "real boy"!  Well, haven't we all felt like that at times?

So, since I'm off on a tangent here - what do you think of where animation has gone since we were kids?  A long way!  What is your favourite animated feature of all time?  It's hard to pick just one, that's for sure.  I think if I had to choose one - just one - that I could sit down and watch right now, with or without kids present, it would have to be "The Brave Little Toaster".  So, if you haven't seen that one, I'll recommend it to you!

In the meantime, while I am getting weaned off my anti-depressants so I can try a new one, I had better avoid animated features with "heart", chick flicks and long distance commercials.  They all seem to be enough to push me over the edge about now. 

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