I, Robot

I, Robot

Blu-ray Disc - 2008
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A Chicago police detective in the year 2035 AD investigates the murder of a scientist and suspects the murder was committed by a robot designed to work alongside humans.

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Aka_MeTarzan
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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sharkmaw
Mar 27, 2014

The following applies only to the copy of "I, Robot" from the St. John's Branch. Checked out 3-27-2014, dvd is damaged by 3-4 deep scratches. Disc will not play after the 20-minute mark. Player simply refuses to recognize a disc is in the machine after that point. Frankly, the damage appears to be malicious and intentional. Scratches are too deep and regular to be accidental, as if done with a knife, chisel or some other sharp implement. Very frustrating!

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beneisonhaw
Sep 03, 2013

That was cool. Who ever created this movie was creative!!! I still have a
comment were they evil.

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OverCookedCookies
Sep 20, 2012

Awesome action sequences and special effects! Very interesting story and the film never bores! 5 stars!

aaa5756 Aug 03, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

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sharpestmarble
Aug 03, 2012

@rgb1: The movie is indeed based on it, or (as I heard), the publisher said that it was "suggested by" the book of the same name. Again, this was several years ago that I heard this, but from the little of the book that I started reading(again, years ago), it is indeed "suggested by" the book.

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nadian Mar 30, 2008

Violence: Some violent scenes

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