In 2035, technophobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity.
The car used by Will Smith's character is a concept car called Audi RSQ, which was designed exclusively for the film and includes special features suggested by director Alex Proyas. See more »
A suspension bridge requires the large cable to be hanging between two towers. There is only one tower standing, so the other end of the cable is just dangling, not connected to anything. Without the cable, such a short section of bridge deck could easily support itself just resting on the tower, as happens during construction of a cable-stay bridge. See more »
Instead of opening credits, the beginning of the movie features Isaac Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics: LAW I. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. LAW II. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. LAW III. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. See more »
in one sentence: it ain't Asimov, it ain't entertainment. The original story cycle was intelligent and thought-provoking, this movie is neither. Most of the important story lines are gone (where are the tester guys? Where is that robot starting a cult? Where...? Where...? Where...?). It is not Asimov's plot, and I take using the name of a classic fiction write as gross disrespect - of author and an insult to viewers' intelligence (assuming there's any). It truly takes talent, chutzpa and insolence to screw up a classic: many thanks to producers for p***ing on Asimov's grave - this movie was almost as bad as Around the World in 80 days, only more so, as nobody reads Verne anymore, anyways. And, to add more insult to injury, I was convinced I was paying to see a movie, NOT more product commercials per minute than prime-time TV. JVC, Audi, Converse and others - here's my money, this is about as close as you'll ever see it. I want a refund, and - presuming there are actually literate people out there - I suggest that you dig up the original book and read it.
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