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I, Robot (2004)

 -  Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  16 July 2004 (USA)
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In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

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Set in a future Earth (2035 A.D.) where robots are common assistants and workers for their human owners, this is the story of "robotophobic" Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner's investigation into the murder of Dr. Alfred Lanning, who works at U.S. Robotics, in which a robot, Sonny , appears to be implicated, even though that would mean the robot had violated the Three Laws of Robotics, which is apparently impossible. It seems impossible because.. if robots can break those laws, there's nothing to stop them from taking over the world, as humans have grown to become completely dependent upon their robots. Or maybe... they already have? Aiding Spooner in his investigation is a psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, who specializes in the psyches of robots. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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robot | law | suicide | death | investigation | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,565,004 (Italy) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$144,795,350 (USA) (24 December 2004)
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Sonny's eyes are blue, while all the other NS-5 robots eyes are brown. See more »

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In the US Robotics factory, Calvin mentions that there are 1001 robots (1000 from daily production, plus Sonny) in the facility. The formation of robots is much larger than 20 by 50 individuals. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Del Spooner: [singing along with Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"] Seven years of bad luck.
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The end credits state that the movie was "Suggested by Isaac Asimov's Book". See more »

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References Freaks (1932) See more »

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Rescue Me
Words and Music by Carl Smith and Raynard Miner
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The Return of Frankenstein
27 August 2004 | by (Aabenraa, Danmark) – See all my reviews

When Isaac Asimov at the age of 14 read pulp SF-stories, he soon became fed up with the usual stereotype robot story: Mad, but brilliant scientist construct a robot that turns against its creator and have to be deactivated by the hero of the story. So, when he later became a SF-writer he created his famous three laws of robotic, to enable him to write stories, that was not infected by the Frankenstein Syndrome.

The movie 'I, Robot' is named after Asimov's first collection of robot short stories. It uses his three laws and even some of the character's names. But the plot is far from being Asimovian! It is a typical Frankenstein story of the kind that Isaac Asimov would hate.

For a genuine SF-fan who admires Isaac Asimov, this is a very sad film that demonstrates contempt for one of the true masters of science fiction!


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