I, Robot

I, Robot

Blu-ray Disc - 2004
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It's the year 2035, and robots are common assistants and workers for their human owners. These robots have three laws integrated into their system. One, they cannot harm a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Two, they must do whatever they're told by a human being as long as such orders don't conflict with law one. Three, they have to defend themselves as long as such defense doesn't conflict with laws one or two. The man who wrote the three laws, Dr. Alfred Lanning, apparently jumps out of the tenth-floor window of U.S. Robotics. The Chicago Police Department believe that he committed suicide, but Detective Del Spooner, who hates robots, thinks he was murdered. The number one suspect is a Nestor Class-5 robot, called Sonny. But, if Sonny murdered Lanning, then that means he would have broken the three laws. With the help of Dr. Susan Calvin, a robot psychologist, Spooner must determine the truth before it's too late.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Fox Home Entertainment, 2004
Edition: High definition
ISBN: 9786311807934
Branch Call Number: IRO
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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goalie33_0
May 19, 2018

By far one of my favorite movies of all time.

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BrandonBlanchard
Mar 20, 2018

Will Smith's a bit of a jerk here, but the movie itself is fantastic and one of my favorite scifi fliks.

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reginator_22
Feb 08, 2018

Just ok.

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Kn0man
Sep 23, 2017

The "I,Robot" anthology by Issac Asimov is one of his best works, he explains the 3 Laws of Robotics essential to the "positronic" robot brain. Each story in that anthology is a mystery on why the robots are acting the way they are and in NONE of those stories do the robots violate the 3 Laws ( An Impossibility since doing so would cause the positronic brain to shutdown and the robot to basically enter a catatonic state) THIS movie is a Will Smith vehicle with no relation to the Author's book nor his intent. It totally ignores the entire premise of the 3 Laws! and only shares the Title. My advice, pass on this crummy movie and read the book!!!

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lukasevansherman
Sep 16, 2017

I noticed a common theme in Will Smith movies: they're not very good. This sci-fi action movie is very loosely based on the Isaac Asimov book, which formulated the three laws of robotics. Smith plays a robot-hating cop in the future and, well, it's pointless to describe the plot. The robots are pretty cool looking; the best performance is given by Alan Tudyk as a robot. James Cromwell and Bruce Greenwood co-star. The fourth law or robotics, by the way, is that you shouldn't make bad movies about robots. Competently, but blandly directed by Alex Proyas, who did "The Crow" and "Dark City."

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X_Y_and_Zee
Jan 19, 2017

Will Smith as the main character ruined this one for me.

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KatherineHere
May 31, 2016

A masterpiece of special effects.

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rdekleer
Dec 17, 2015

Good movie based on an excellent series of stories by Isaac Asimov

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ManMachine
Oct 15, 2014

When Dr. Susan Calvin turned to Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) and angrily said to him "You are the dumbest dumb person that I've ever met!", I couldn't have agreed with her more on that one point.

I thought that Will Smith (who was paid $28 million to star in I, Robot) made for one of the lousiest examples of a supposedly proficient homicide detective that I've ever seen.

With Del Spooner drinking on the job and insulting one & all with his asinine one-liners, Will Smith's character (who even wore his precious, little flapper-girl cap to bed) seemed to be more concerned about keeping his badass black-boy persona intact than he did about solving the case of Dr. Lanning's mysterious death.

And, Spooner's mother (!?)... My! Oh! My!... Her "Aunt Jemima" impersonation certainly sent the likes of that degrading black stereotype all the way back to the 1940s, for crying out loud!

I thought that when Spooner finally revealed to us all why he hated robots so much it was such a pathetic and idiotic reason that I couldn't control my outburst of laughter (especially since Spooner, himself, was also part bionic).

And, whenever Spooner called a robot "Canner" to its face (which he so often did), I viewed that sort of name-calling business as being equivalent to some white guy calling a black person a "coon", or the all-negative N-word. Yes. Its inference had that same derogatory tone to it.

And, finally - With the present state of the "World Economy" as it is today, "I, Robot" had me seriously wondering how long it would be before the robots, themselves, would be out of work, bumming around on the streets and inhaling vast quantities of WD-40 for some cheap thrills.

EmilyBoban Sep 22, 2014

It was very good, I loved how they tied all the elements together though out the plot! No event was completely random. :)

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Brief partial nudity.

nadian Mar 30, 2008

Violence: Some violent scenes

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goalie33_0
May 19, 2018

Detective Del Spooner: "Ass--hole!"

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reginator_22
Feb 08, 2018

Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?

Sonny: Can *you*?

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