Sunday, April 24, 2011

I, Robot (2004)


In the near future, a technophobic police officer investigates the apparent suicide of a key designer for a company that specializes in robotic servants for people. His investigation leads him to believe that a robot that displays emotional characteristics killed the designer but there is a bigger threat at large. Unfortunately, the officer’s extreme prejudice towards robots has blinded him from seeing the greater threat. For personal reasons, I found this movie to be very thrilling and an interesting critique on how we use and take machines for granted. Will Smith is great and the action sequences are pleasing but the real star of the show is Sonny, the robot that has a conscience. However, the CGI has aged pretty badly.

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