한국 사람이 아니다 (talonvaki) wrote,
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I. Robot

I am sure I was the only 10-year-old girl in Davis, California, who knew who Isaac Asimov was. See, I was a tomboy as a kid. But I wasn't a super-athletic tomboy...oh, no...I was a tomboy geek. I'd read volumes of science fiction by the time I got to high school.

Oh, yeah, was I ever popular.

So of course I had to see I, Robot at some point. And yes, it's an interesting movie, and it's worth seeing...but if Isaac Asimov were alive to see it, he'd probably want to kill himself.

Doesn't make it a bad movie...but it's got very little to do with the Three Laws of Robotics.

Will Smith plays himself in this mixture of The Matrix, Spider-man, Men in Black and just a dash of E.T. (you'll see...thrust me). Bridget Moynahan is the brainy chick. And James Cromwell barely phones in a performance as The Dead Scientist Guy.

But the best part about this film is Chicago...Chicago, 2035. It's got recognisable bits, like the Sears Tower, and new, taller buildings (like US Robotics headquarters, which dwarfs the Sears Tower). It's fascinating to see FutureChicago. Oddly enough, that was my favourite part of another Asimov-inspired bomb, The Bicentennial Man. Good story, decent cast...and yet, bupkus. But it shows the projected evolution of San Francisco...which is worth sitting through the movie to see. For some reason, Isaac Asimov inspires poor-to-average movies with amazing theories about the future of cities.

My favourite Asimov story is The Ugly Little Boy. I would love to see it made into a film someday...

...I think.
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