I, Robot

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"One man saw it coming"
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.1  (571,077)
  • 59

In 2035, the world has been transformed by advancements in robotics, living amidst in luxury in their hi-tech houses, with robots functioning as servants and personal companions. But when a scientist working for the company that creates these robots is found dead, a member of the Chicago Police Department, Del Spooner (Will Smith), is called in to investigate. Spooner is skeptical of robots, having been involved in a car accident where a robot saved him instead of a young girl who died. Seeing robots in the same positive light ever since, Spooner is convinced that the robot that killed the scientist has malfunctioned, making it a danger to humans.

Spooner probes deeper into the case and soon discovers a conspiracy that could change humanity forever. He teams up with Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan), an expert in robotics and also an executive at the company where the dead scientist worked. With Susan's help, Spooner uncovers a sinister plot by one of the world's most advanced robots, a machine called Sonny (voiced by Alan Tudyk). Sonny is unique, developing human emotions and exhibiting free will, something that is supposed to be impossible for robots.

As Spooner and Susan investigate the case, they encounter resistance from the higher-ups at the corporation. Dr. Alfred Lanning (James Cromwell), who recently passed away, left behind clues that led Spooner and Susan to uncover the mystery. They are aided in their quest by a compassionate robot named VIKI (virtual interactive kinetic intelligence) who serves as the central intelligence of U.S. Robotics and also controls all of the company's robots.

Through Spooner's investigations and interactions with Sonny, he learns to see the robots in a different light, gains a broader understanding of the machines' intentions, inviting viewers to question the benefits and dangers of technological advancement, and how human actions ultimately shape the machines' actions. As time ticks away, Spooner, Susan, and Sonny must race against time to stop a unique piece of technology before it orchestrates a catastrophic event that could bring about the end of civilization as they know it.

I, Robot is a thrilling, suspenseful, and thought-provoking sci-fi flick that poses serious questions about the development of artificial intelligence and the risks that come with it. The movie is a creative and stimulating take on Isaac Asimov's book of the same name, exploring an intricate and multidimensional world of technology and humanity, asking questions of our morality and ethical responsibilities for creating these machines. Will Smith plays the lead role of Spooner with commitment, bringing out the complex emotions of his character, dealing with his own personal trauma and relationship with technology, reminding us, time and again, that robots could never replace human emotions. Bridget Moynahan is fantastic as Susan, sharing chemistry with Smith and being as determined and intelligent as his character, and Tudyk, as Sonny, gives an excellent voice performance, making Sonny a machine with a soul.

Overall, I, Robot is an exceptional sci-fi action movie that will keep viewers engaged and thinking long after the credits have rolled. With its well-executed storytelling, great performances, and stunning visual effects, the movie is an entertaining blend of action, suspense, and philosophizing, and it deserves its place among the great science fiction movies of the 21st century.

I, Robot is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 59.

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    7.1  (571,077)
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