I, Robot Review

I, Robot takes place in the year 2035 in the city of Chicago, IL USA. The name I, Robot gives you a pretty big clue as to what this movie is going to be about....robots.

Will Smith plays Detective Spooner who refuses to trust our new mechanical companions, the robots. Spooner had an incident sometime ago in the movie which caused this distrust of robots and he has been unable to trust them since.

USR is on the verge of releasing its newest version of robot the NS5. The NS5s are made to look life like and even take on human emotion. The robots are created with the "3 Laws" which prohibit them from harming humans and themselves. Eventually a human dies at the hand of a robot and Spooner starts to hone in on a very special NS5 (Sonny). Revealing anymore of their interaction would spoil the movie's ending if you haven't seen it yet.

Will Smith isn't my favorite actor at all - by far. But I felt he did well in this role. Where his humor was pretty dumb in Bad Boys II, ie ("ah, you done got me mad now") it fits much better in I, Robot. If you're into SciFi or even robots, then you'll want to check this movie out. There's enough action to keep you focused and enough down time to thicken the plot and keep you guessing.

Definitely one to see on a big screen TV or a movie theater.

"I, Robot" opens July 16, 2004 and is rated PG13. Action, Sci-Fi. Directed by Alex Proyas. Written by Isaac Asimov (novel), Jeff Vintar (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay). Starring Alan Tudyk, Bridget Moynahan, Chi McBride, Will Smith, James Cromwell.



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