A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. This film was very well done and I love all that they did with the camera! Susan Calvin is one of those handy movie characters who knows all the secrets, can get through all the doors, can solve all the problems and helps Spooner move almost at will through the Robotics skyscraper, which seems curiously ill-guarded. He wears vintage converse, listens to Stevie Wonder, and apparently regards sweet potato pie as a food group. However, that is probably the only aspect of this movie you could be disappointed by. Will Smith stars as Detective Del Spooner, who lives in the year 2035, when robots do everything. It was as if someone had watched The Matrix too many times and wanted to take it to an unreal level. Detective Del Spooner Will Smith: wakes from a bad dream.
Del Spooner, a , hates and distrusts robots because he was rescued from a car crash by a robot using cold logic his survival was statistically more likely leaving a 12-year-old girl to drown. Sometimes a location looks like it was taken directly out of a video game. The film also hints at a very intelligent story around the robots but again it never totally follows through in as much detail as it could have done. The only observer to the revelation of Zeroth Law being R Daneel Olivaw the R standing for robot who managed to incorporate that belief into his existing laws and over many centuries started making small, yet significant, mostly behind the scenes, changes. But this exception only serves to illustrate how much better the screenplay could have been.
There are so many antiquated, quaint and just plain wrong details in this book that one easily become exasperated and fail to notice that each section deals sequentially, logically and beautifully with the Laws of Robotics and their logical complications. Humans are also in danger: a scientist is dead and bloody on the ground having fallen from a great height; repeated flashbacks show a young girl trapped and drowning in a car; a great, military-like force of robots chase and try to kill humans. Asimov has taken us a step further, to conceive these robots working as separate yet alongside humans as helpers. So I suppose my point is, it might be a perfectly good film, but don't pretend it's I, Robot, and don't pretend it's Asimov. I thought the concept of the storyline was good, as it could be conceived as realistic.
It is certainly no Dickens but fun to read no matter your age or gender. This script failure places it between three and four star quality, with the entertaining action pushing it toward four stars. I would definitely recommend this over any other summer 2004 release. The implication, however, is a logical fallacy. The hero faces ridicule and punishment for following through on his beliefs; sometimes doing what you think is right has consequences.
All of that is entirely absent from this movie. It's a relatively short book and will keep you entertained the entire time. . I also give credit to Will Smith who starts out being very unapproachable with his character but as the film goes we really become fond of his hero. But he believes there is a purpose for his life and he is willing to sacrifice himself to fulfill that purpose. And then, in comes Dr Vasigaran Rajinikanth , a scientist, along with his assistant Nila Amy Jackson , a humanoid robot.
The robot was the character that I related to the most. What do you think the filmmakers are trying to say about the fast pace of developing technology? I actually don't know why there is dialogue at all really. This plot thread is tipped in from a book by Eando Binder, a less-well-known sci-fi writer, which has confusingly also been called I, Robot. Del Spooner is taken into an investigation of the mysterious suicide of top robot scientist Alfred Lanning. Some of his comments are quite funny.
The three laws of robotics are a brilliant construction, but it's particularly cool that the stories all flow from the problems they cause: the contradictions, the nuances of meaning, the far-reaching consequences. But the movie does just that. If you thought Terminator, Matrix, Godzilla was fun, then we guarantee you'll fall off your chair with glee as our desi T2-meets-Blade Runner-meets Neo-meets-Godzilla sets the screen on fire in a crazy, vengeance bid. I have always loved it. It looks pretty cool and normally that would be enough for me to look forward to seeing a movie. Do you know your purpose? In 2035, robots are commonplace, governed by three laws which prevent them from harming humans. Robotics and the world's richest man.
What we may overlook while enjoying our popcorn is the underlying human rights and robotic rights, as it were issues presented to us to munch on. The action was exciting, the special effects were generally very good, and most importantly, the plot was absorbing and interesting. However, robots as we later find out start thinking in their own logics and rationality and leads the world to chaos believing that is the smart, rational way. Sex is minor, with one very mild innuendo and two three-second scenes where you see Will Smith and his girlfriend in the shower seperately. I had not read any Asimov before, and figured that I, Robot was a good starting point.