I, Robot (DVD)

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I, Robot (DVD)

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Loosely based on the novel from Isaac Asimov, I, ROBOT is an action-packed, CGI-laden thrill ride from director Alex Proyas (THE CROW). Set in 2035, W...

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“'Kiss my shiny metal ass!'”

published 08/11/2005

ProThere's no denying it, robots rock! Especially whe...

ConsBlatant product placement, plenty of continuity er...

The future is here (in just 20 years!) The year is 2035, and despite only being 30 years into the future, downtown Chicago is unrecognizable, glimmering with all manor of brand spanking new technology and that holy grail of futuristic sci-fi, the automated freeway. (It's hard to see quite how...

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“I, Loved It”

published 31/08/2004

ProExciting, interesting, moving

ConsNot the intellectual outing that some might prefer

The Chicago of 2035 is a very different world to that of today. Technological advancements mean that robots are now employed to undertake all the tasks that human beings no longer deem appropriate. Robots take the dogs for a walk. They collect the shopping and empty our refuse bins. They are...

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“I, Robot You, Will Smith”

published 20/08/2004

ProIntelligent story-telling with high production val...

ConsReally obvious product placement

Technophobe Detective Del Spooner lives in a near future where robots are as common as kettles. But when Alfred Lanning, the father of robotics apparently commits suicide, Spooner believes he has been murdered and that the murderer may be a robot named Sonny, who has somehow managed to break his...

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ProA superior sci-fi blockbuster

ConsIt won't be winning any oscars

Just as ‘Cruel Intentions’ was by Choderlos de Laclos’ ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ so ‘I, Robot’ is “suggested” by Isaac Asimov’s many ruminations on his three laws of robotics. It is a new inspirational credit which gives filmmakers free reign to alter and update a work of fiction in any way they...

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Good

ProAn intelligent action movie

ConsBypasses a lot of Asimov's intelligent writings

When Isaac Asimov created the 3 laws of robotics I don’t think he could ever have expected how far they would infiltrate the mainstream world. They have been adapted so fully that you know that if or when humanoid robots are finally invented they will have these 3 laws as part of their...

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Super

ProGood acting, good action

Conssimple plot, product placement

Being a fairly regular visitor to the cinema I had seen the build up to this film for a couple of months. From the trailers I had seen it looked like it was going to be a good film so I marked it down as one to see. Once it was released I began to hear mixed reviews from various sources. I have...

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Good

ProGreat effects, some decent ideas, Alan Tudyk

ConsFalls victim to the Hollywood screenwriting proces...

Director: Alex Proyas Cast: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, Chi Mcbride, James Cromwell Bruce Greenwood Certificate: 12A Story: Chic ago 2035. Robots live among us as our helpers. Under the ‘Laws of Robots’, they are incapable of harming a human being. However after robot designer Dr...

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“One man saw it coming...”

published 09/02/2005

Proincredible effects, realistic robots, Alex Proyas ...

Consthe mass product placement, the injustice towards ...

"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not." This is one of the many famous quotes from writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). Nicknamed as ‘The Human Typewriter’, Asimov is probably most famous for writing the three laws...

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“Clank-Clank Aarghh”

published 08/09/2004

ProConvincing robots

ConsUnconvincing plot

I will lay my cards on the table: I am a big fan of Isaac Asimov, and 'I, Robot' was the first book of his I read. I knew that the film was based only loosely on the book - after all, it's a collection of short stories rather than a novel - and I went prepared to judge it on its own merits. I do...

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ProStoryline, acting, effects.

ConsNone so far!

Happy New Year fellow Ciao reviewers. It's now 2005 and for my first review, I'll do a film review on a DVD I got my sister for christmas..... I, ROBOT ***ACTORS AND ACTRESSES*** Will Smith - The Legend of Bagger Vance, Shark Tale, Bad Boys II Bridget Moynahan - Serendipity, Coyote Ugly, The Sum...

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Excellent

“Are Three Laws Enough?”

published 30/07/2009

ProExcellent story and acting, amazing effects

ConsNone from me

I really don’t know why I had this sitting on my DVD pile for over 12 months and never watched it. Finally I took the plunge and I am so glad I did not just because it stars the gorgeous Will Smith but the whole thing was amazing. Will Smith plays the role of Detective Spooner who is living in...

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Good

“I, Movie”

published 29/11/2010

ProWill Smith, Story quite good

ConsCould be more original

When I saw the first adverts for this film the name seemed rather odd and I thought it was something to do with Apple! However, evidently Apple are not selling these kinds of robots (yet) and so I guess the ‘I’ is about something else here. The trailers seemed somewhat interesting, and the...

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“Laws are made to be broken”

published 25/02/2006

Proa slick and thoughtful action movie

Consnone

Science Fiction seems to be a good vehicle for analysing the bigger issues that trouble mans ever-curious mind. Having the ability to create a scenario that is both otherworldly yet familiar it can look back at specific issues and put them under the microscope. Science Fiction also has the...

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“Slick Will in the buff”

published 13/08/2004

Profast paced action thriller

Conspredictable

Enemy of the State is one of my favourite action movies and along with Men In Black are the only movies that I have ever seen the multi-talented Will Smith in. To be honest I did not plan to see this film but arriving at the cinema looking to kill a couple of hours the Bourne Supremacy was not...

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Good

ProSpecial effects, action

ConsDerivative story and spoiled twists.

Will Smith plays a chicago cop in the year 2035 in the hyped sci-fi thriller "I, Robot". I Robot is a surprising smash hit and a pretty interesting but derivative sci-fi thriller. The movie has you guessing for the first moments of the film but then ends up spoiling the movie by revealing...

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Product Information : I, Robot (DVD)

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Loosely based on the novel from Isaac Asimov, I, ROBOT is an action-packed, CGI-laden thrill ride from director Alex Proyas (THE CROW). Set in 2035, Will Smith stars as Chicago law enforcer Detective Del Spooner. Called upon to investigate the mysterious suicide of scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning (James Cromwell), Spooner deduces that Lanning didn't kill himself but was, in fact, murdered. Lanning worked for the US Robotics headquarters, where he constructed friendly robots designed to help humans with mundane tasks. Lanning's creations are prevalent all over the city, and have been fully integrated into the culture. They are allegedly programmed not to harm humans, but as Spooner digs deeper, his investigations lead him to a new type of robot that Lanning was working on before his death, and one of these models the highly charismatic Sonny becomes the prime suspect in the case. Spooner bears a grudge against robots due to an unfortunate incident, so his case against Sonny is met with shrugs of indifference from colleagues who know his prejudices all too well. Fortunately he meets an ally, and a romantic interest, in Dr. Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan), who agrees to help him. As Sonny is cured of his violent tendencies, the other robots amass across the city, working on the assumption that they need to control humanity in order to safeguard its future. Director Proyas unleashes a fearsome arsenal of special effects, while Spooner and Calvin chase the errant robots all over the city. Sonny's facial features and voice are digitally manipulated from the actor Alan Tudyk, lending an unnerving element of humanity to the character. Smith and Moynahan give convincing performances throughout, and as the action races towards a nail-biting conclusion, the message of the movie suggests that technologies built to help mankind could also provide its downfall.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT, BOULEVARD ENTERTAIMENT; D3 DIRECT, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Deluxe Video Service - Fox

Catalogue No: 24232 DVD, 24232 RDVD

Barcode: 5039036018791, 5039036018784

No of Discs: 1

Release date: 03/12/2004

Author: Isaac Asimov

Languages

Main Language: English

Hearing Impaired Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Commentary By The Director And Screenwriter, Commentary By The Technical Team And The Composer, The Making Of, Gag Reel, Still Gallery, Alien vs Predator Trailer, 24 Trailer, Electra Trailer

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1<br>DTS 5.1, DTS 5.1 English<br>Dolby Digital 5.1 English

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

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