When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
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.
In the theatrical trailer, Del Spooner (Will Smith) tells Lt. John Bergin (Chi McBride) that "I'm gonna miss the good old days", to which Bergin responds, "What good old days?" Spooner then says, "When people were killed by other people." In the film, Lt. Bergin says "I'm gonna miss the good old days" first instead of Spooner. See more »
When Spooner is driving back into town on his motorcycle, there are several shots that show that the cars on the road have conventional tires rather than the ball type wheels that they're supposed to have. These cars have the ball wheel props added to their fenders, but the standard tires remain visible underneath. 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 »
Yeah, yeah, the CGI was cool. But that was about it. AWFUL, truly AWFUL acting--Bridget Moynahan- WOW, one of the WORST screen performances I've ever seen, and Will Smith, playing his one and only note over and over again. Yeah, the robots climbing up the side of the building were cool, and the robot fight towards the end was cool, but what the hell did we have to sit through 2 hours of dreck for that?? Horrible. Just horrible. Was it populated solely by relatives and friends of the director and producers? All the $$ they have to spend on this stuff and this is the crap they come up with? What a pile of trash. I can't believe the same guy who directed Dark City came up with this.
I wonder if Isaac Azimov has stopped spinning in his grave yet.
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