Impressive for Patrick Tatopoulos's production design but depressive for the juiceless story. show more
For its first two acts this flashy vehicle is an anodized titanium streamline baby. Then comes a robot rumble that brings the action to a crashing halt. show more
The film works best as a kind of mindless, action-packed B-movie. But on the A-level at which recent science fiction/fantasy films operate -- meaning the "Spider-Man," "Harry Potter" and "Terminator" series -- this movie falls woefully short. show more
In â€˜I robotâ€™ there are three laws of robotics. These laws get on the wrong track in the movie. It implies that robotics have to protect human but once the robotics start to recognize them as humanity the biggest threat to human is humanity itself. Subsequently, robotics begins thinking they have to control human. This can be seen computers start to refuse to accept words they are given but they start to analyze sentences. It can symbolize that they have free will in the end. Well, actually the main robot character shows the perfect free will in the movie. Then, can robotics in the movie be seen as living things? If we think about living things basic phenomenon, systematization of cell, as essential part of life, the systematization within machines or computers can be also seen as living things as well, subsequently the hero of â€˜I robotâ€™ becomes the living creature
This movie is fun but sometimes boring. It has a good sci-fi plot but all of it sometimes seems overwhelming. Smith did a great job of placing humor in this action film. The movie has a nice sense of the future-besides the robots of course.