I, Robot

2006-03-30 12:38
 

Synopsis:

- ONE - A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- TWO - A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- THREE - A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
- The Three Laws of Robotics

In the year 2035, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. They clean our homes, deliver our packages, walk our pets - even care for our children - all under the comforting protection of the three laws of robotics. But what if that trust were shattered?

"I, Robot" opens at the time of a technological and social precipice, as the number of robots in the world is about to triple. With the release of U.S. Robotics' latest model - the NS-5 Automated Domestic Assistant - there will now be one robot for every five humans.

The first in the next generation of robots made from an ultra-strong alloy, the NS-5 is designed to do everything from to cooking your family dinner to balancing your checkbook. The mass distribution of the NS-5 will solidify U.S. Robotics' position as the most powerful company in the history of the planet.

But Del Spooner, a gifted young police detective, is convinced that robots are not to be trusted - whatever the three laws might promise. When he begins investigating what he alone believes is a murder perpetrated by a robot he uncovers a far more frightening threat to the human race.

What the critics are saying:

"Whether there's anything substantial under the sheen and CGI of Alex Proyas' glistening future vision is debatable, but this enjoyable, engrossing picture is at least intelligently artificial."
- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film

"Strives to be so many things that it ultimately falls away to nothing, a heap of expensive metal parts."
- Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com

"The plot is simple-minded and disappointing, and the chase and action scenes are pretty much routine for movies in the sci-fi CGI genre."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


Flawless special effects and competent performances by the lead actors make for an interesting and entertaining, but ultimately forgettable ride. One can't help wondering if following Isaac Asimov's story more closely might have lent the movie more soul.

Hayley 2004/09/15 10:37 AM
I, Robot I thought it was a great movie, with excellent effects. A definate 4Star rating out of 5. Definately
Hayley 2004/09/15 10:37 AM
I, Robot I thought it was a great movie, with excellent effects. A definate 4Star rating out of 5. Definately
Lilly 2004/09/15 10:50 AM
I, Robot It sounds interesting,don't wanna miss movie. So do it. Go watch it hey. I, Robot
lavani 2004/09/15 1:14 PM
I, Robot I think the movie potrays what will happen in the near future, with technology stretching, it is convincing Definately for the imaginative people
JANE STACK 2004/09/17 1:47 PM
I,ROBOT UNINSPIRED AND BORING, COULDN'T WAIT FOR IT TO END, SO I DIDN'T KING ARTHUR
Rob 2004/09/18 10:05 AM
I. Robot It was cool
terrence 2004/10/18 5:17 PM
hellboy I think the movie is hot and i would love to see it now hellboy
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