Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
In 2035, techno-phobic 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.Written by
The corporation in the movie is called "US Robotics". A company under that name exists in the real world too (presently "USR") Both got the name from Isaac Asimov's works and it's fictional company "US Robotics and mechanical men". See more »
Dr Lanning has been thrown through a window and the pane has a smooth hole with no fractures in the remaining glass. This is inconsistent with Spooner's demonstration when he cracks the next pane with the chair and the glass cracks all over (as expected). 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 »
Post-converted to 3D for Blu-Ray release in 2012. See more »
I saw this movie with great expectations, and quite frankly, I was a bit disappointed.
Of course, Issac Asimov's concept was a good one, but the execution on the other hand was poor.
Granted, the movie wasn't terrible, I just really didn't do it for me. The special effects were a little... fake and overdone. The action was cheesy and out of place. The story was a bit, well, predictable, and the acting left much to be desired.
Perhaps worst of all were the characters of the story.
Sonny, the main robot of the story was perhaps the most realistic and human character of the story. Great... But aren't robots not supposed to be very human? It just didn't work for me at all. The robot was the character that I related to the most. That just shouldn't happen! Now there have been many robot movies where the robots are portrayed as having human-like qualities, such as blade runner. That was good. The androids in that movie were closer to human than they were robot anyway. But the robots in this story we're supposed to be robotic.
Moving along, the worst character in the story was of Del Spooner, the main character of the movie played by Will Smith. Will Smith played the same exact character he has played in just about every other movie he has ever been in. You'd think that they'd give him more original roles by now. But instead, we get the same old wise crackin' main character that Smith has portrayed in every movie he has ever done.
Alright... this is getting a bit lengthy, so I'm gonna rap it up. I, Robot was a disappointment. It was in all definitions of the word, meh.
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