The robots that live alongside humans in the future are governed by three hardcoded laws that prevent them from harming humans. But when scientist Lanning is possibly killed by a robot, Sonny, techno-phobe Detective Spooner focuses all his attention on bringing the robot to justice. But is he doing the right thing?
Will Smith (Spooner), Bridget Moynahan (Susan), Alan Tudyk (Sonny), James Cromwell (Lanning), Bruce Greenwood (Lawrence).
Based on Isaac Asimov's writings I, Robot starts off pretty well with some quick character development before jumping into the plot. As the story moves along we are treated to some interesting special effects that are very well done and a plot that has some interesting twists and turns. At the same time, the movie raises a few questions of morality that it only lightly tries to answer making for a thoughtful film. The idea of robots living alongside humans is very interesting, as is the hardcoded logic to prevent harming humans. At the same time, it was hard to imagine a robot revolution.
Acting was good by everyone involved, as would be expected from Smith, Cromwell and Greenwood. Moynahan did a good job supporting and kudos to Tudyk as the voice of Sonny.
The special effects were nicely done though they were close to being overdone in parts. Sets and camera work were very good and this was obviously not a low budget film. Dialogue and sound were also well done.
Overall a very enjoyable film, particularly for sci-fi or fantasy fans.
Some violence and brief shots of Smith in the shower but this one should be fine for preens and above.
I, Robot is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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