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
WILHELM SCREAM: A random police officer when the NS-5's attack the police station. See more »
When Spooner first meets Sunny in the lab, Spooner draws a large gun from his shoulder holster. Then Sunny leaps over Spooner, knocking the gun out of Spooner's hand and grabbing it himself and pointing it at Spooner. Spooner then bends down and draws a smaller backup weapon from his ankle holster. Sunny then escapes the room by jumping through the window.
Spooner gives chase and when he arrives in the lobby below - we see Spooner holding the large gun and subsequently holstering it back in his shoulder holster before picking up the gun Sunny had dropped while fleeing - which is also a large gun. 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 the 3D re-release the old 20th Century Fox logo is replaced with the new 20th Century Fox logo that was used in Avatar. See more »
A lot of latter-day sci-fi movies seem to feature both interesting stories and real eye candy. The latter is helped immensely by computer wizardry and by seeing these great visuals on a high-definition DVD. This movie is no exception; it's cool to watch. If you have the opportunity, see "I, Robot," on Blu-Ray, too, because there are some amazing scenes.
Yet, I thought the best part of this movie was the story, not the audio or visuals. The best part of the story centered around a robot, and whether that robot was good or evil. That's the focal point of this whole story and it's a hard one to figure. Only in the last minutes, after a number of twists and turns. do we - and the characters in the film - find out.
Will Smith and Bridge Moynahan play the main characters. Smith is his normal cocky and ultra-smug self. I would have found him funny if I hadn't seen this act so many times in the past. He and Chevy Chase: the world's most smug actors, or at least the roles they play. Smith's a good actor, though. By the way, Will, as lawman "Del Spooner," takes beatings from robots and car accidents that would kill hundreds of men but he just gets a few scratches. Moynahan looks and sounds very much like Sandra Bullock in this film.
The coolest "people" are the robots, led by the aforementioned main one, "Sonny." He (it) looked a lot like famous cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Anyway, this is an entertaining film, and that's the name of the game so it is definitely recommended.
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