I, Robot

I, Robot (2004)

I, Robot
6.7/10 by 2539 users

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Release Date:July 15, 2004
MPAA Rating:10
Genres:Action, Science Fiction
Production Company:Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions, Davis Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Canlaws Productions
Production Countries:United States of America, Germany
Director:Alex Proyas, Sam Harris, Stephanie Kate Mitchell, Shelley Crawford
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Plot Keywords:suicide, artificial intelligence, man vs machine, chicago, based on novel, hero, future, law, dystopia, police, murder, robot, humanoid robot
  • Poor judgment and lack of vision
    July 19, 2004
    I watched this 'adaptation' of Isaac Asimov book and found it to be the worst case of 'artist freedom' that ever existed – more like 'Artist Decapitation'. This movie destroys 50 years of Asimov work and is a disgrace to the film industry. 20th century thinks it can only make a buck by special effects – if that what it wants do use some cheap piece of writing. I, Robot (the book) may not be action pack but it has the possibility of a great movie (some day – by someone who as true vision of artist freedom and expression). I, Robot could have been made exploring the characters and settings of the book. People went to see the Truman Show, Bicentennial Man, Saving Private Ryan, Notting Hill as well as movies like The Lord of the Rings, Stars Wars. I, Robot is similar in some ways to all the movies mention above (Although some in very small ways) – My point is if a real writer and director had handled this movie it could have combined great special effects with great stories, characters and actors. It would have been a challenge but to me it would have shown great creativity and skill – Not some 5cent rip off of a man with great vision who inspired thousands of people – including some who created real robots and went into the field of science because of his dreams and ideas of the future. If this is how Hollywood treats a great idea I truly feel sorry for future moviegoers.