Summary: Lacking all the political subtext and metaphysical questions asked in Isaac Asimov's original stories, 'I, Robot' is still a surprisingly entertaining flick when taken as a straightforward popcorn sci-fi actioner.
Excerpt: The year is 2035 and mankind has advanced technology to far reaches, in ways that have impact everyone on the planet. The use of robots has been commonplace, even in normal homes, as assistants, workers, and basic companions.
Summary: 'I, Robot' is a rare action/sci-fi hybrid that balances its brains and brawn. With a challenging director at the helm, a heavy dose of amazing special effects, and a talented group of committed actors, 'I, Robot' manages to surpass its genre brethren and appeal to its audience's intelligence.
Conclusion: It's strange giving rave review after rave review recently, but if the studios keep churning out top- notch product, I'm more than happy to continue writing glowing reviews. I, Robot proves once again that Fox is one of the leading studios currently producing Blu-ray content, both in terms of the...
Excerpt: The Three Laws of Robotics 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Excerpt: "Suggested by" Isaac Asimov's robot stories—two stops removed from "based on" and "inspired by," the credit implies something scribbled on a bar napkin—Alex Proyas' science-fiction thriller I, Robot sprinkles Asimov's ideas like seasoning on a giant bucket of popcorn.
Excerpt: The trailers for I, Robot had my expectations lowered appropriately. I think like anyone who’s seen The Crow or Dark City , I kept mumbling the “I trust Alex Proyas” mantra, but my faith in him weakened with every subsequent advertisement.
Summary: A humans vs. robots saga that feels machine-made, pic looks to have been assembled from the spare parts of dozens of previous sci-fi pictures. Genre devotees and Will Smith fans should help launch this second of Fox's trio of big sf/fantasy summer releases, but prospects for a prolonged flight...