- Little Miss - 7 Yrs. Oldas Little Miss - 7 Yrs. Old
- (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him. —<N2XFYLS@aol.com>
How can you like a movie that made you cry?
I look back on my experience with "Bicentennial Man" with a bit of trepidation. First off it made me cry. Secondly, it was science fiction, because technology was the prime motivator for the main character's development. Yet to make me cry, the director focused on the title character's involvement with people, showing less of the world he lived in then you might expect for a science fiction film. The fantastic world where robots may struggle to gain a foothold in society is only glanced at for establishing shots and also to take us out of the world of talking heads. We see mainly matte paintings, a prop car or two, and people wearing clothes that look like the hand-me-downs from Hackers. Total Recall and Mystery Men did a much better job of having the characters interact with their crazy world. Robin Williams, though, looks fantastic as the Robot, and the film is a quality tearjerker, which is remarkable for it being a science fiction film. In the end you'll just have to be satisfied with this 100 million dollar movie that is designed to make you cry. And it likely will. P.S. Note as you watch that this film is a joint venture of Touchstone and Columbia. Of course Touchstone is owned by Disney, the entertainment juggernaut. Columbia, however, is owned by...Sony! Yes, maker of the Dog robot, which positions them to be the makers of our robot future. Now they help front a robot tearjerker. How's this for product placement?
- Dec 21, 1999
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