Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The word "Automata" is a plural of "Automaton" which comes from the Greek word "Automatos" meaning "self-acting" or "acting on its own", which was in use as early as ancient Greece. Modern words like "Automatic" (in use since 18-th century) and "Automation" (in use only from 1940's) are of the same origins. See more »
When we first see a shot of the Police cruiser in the opening sequence, there's a neon light in the car (turned on) yet when we see inside the car there's no light and if there was its not turned on. See more »
And why did the rain change? Why don't you tell me?
You're supposed to be smarter than me at this stage of the game.
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Written by Cyril Watters
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Intense thriller with a plot that makes us wonder about our existence, and it's concept.
When I first read the synopsis, I thought it would be an action movie, 'I, Robot', or something like that. But I was wrong... and I'm glad of it.
At first we have a brief explanation about what happened to earth(as we know it) and the robots protocols, but we understand it quite well, as it is very simple and objective... The movie begins with a scene that is a real punch in the face, and we get to see how the movie has a subjective plot. Then we face the fact that those protocols ain't working like they should... And there you are... Embarking with our protagonist, Jacq(Antonio Bandeiras), in a journey for answers. Those answers can be about the robots, as well as it can about us... So called human.
The movie has a slow pace and it develops in a different way than the average thrillers does... We watch a bunch of fight scenes and gunshots, but it ain't the point of the movie, those are consequences of the journey itself.
The score is for times absent, but it doesn't make it bad... When we hear it is great, it gives the movie so much heart... It's incredible.
The acting isn't so great... You can doubt the characters frequently, as you can't relate to them frequently, as well, and it's completely understandable.
At the end there's this feeling that the movie could be really more than it really is, there was so much potential... The movie isn't bad, it is awesome, but sometimes it just lacks character(and it incredibly comes from the human ones).
If you haven't watched this: Go ahead, it's amazing.
"Dying is a part of the human natural cycle. Your life is just a span in time."
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