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 »
The bridge on the South Side of the film's Chicago setting is shown to be a suspension bridge. This is incorrect as the current bridge is a cantilever bridge and would have likely been replaced by another cantilever bridge or a box girder if/when the structure was indeed replaced.
The closest suspension bridges of any consequence to Chicago are several bridges over the Mississippi River (200 miles west of the city) or the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan , more 200 miles to the east. See more »
If you've read the book, the movie will disappoint
I read 'I,Robot' 1950), by Isaac Asimov, before watching the movie. That was a mistake. I had the naive notion that identical titles means at least similar story lines. How wrong I was. Well, to be fair, there were robots in both. The movie plays like someone dropped a the scripts from Dirty Harry, Attack of the Zombies, and Idiocracy into a blender and hit puree. You've got a rogue, marginally unstable cop, an endless army of identical enemies, and a future that does not looks so bright. Sure, the CG and special effects are good but beyond that there's not much substance. Stick with the book. Unlike the movie, it has a message that will last.
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