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In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
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.
According to the credits, the film was "Inspired by Isaac Asimov's Book"; however, there was never an Asimov "book" (i.e. novel) called 'I, Robot'. A short story called "I, Robot", about a robot called "Adam Link", was written by Earl and Otto Binder (aka "Eando" Binder) and published in the January 1939 issue of 'Amazing Stories', well before the unrelated and more well-known book 'I, Robot' (1950), a collection of short stories, by Asimov. Asimov admitted to being heavily influenced by the Binder short story. The title of Asimov's collection was changed to "I, Robot" by the publisher, against Asimov's wishes. See more »
There's one law that was broken before the NS5 robots were invented and put on the market. It says that a robot cannot harm a human being. Well one of them did. During the flashbacks throughout the movie, Spooner has gotten into a multi-car accident and falls into a body of water. A NS4 robot saw the crash scene and so it went in to save him. It says "You're in danger!" But it doesn't think how to medically get him out. It just quickly gets Spooner out of the car by ripping his arm off and part of his chest. With an injury like that it could have lead to shock, paralysis, infection, and possibly death. 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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