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I, Robot
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Starring: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tydyk, James Cromwell
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: 20th Century Fox
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Kiddie Movie: Not too young.
Date Movie: She'll wonder why you're not in as good as shape as Will Smith.
Gratuitous Sex: You see Will's butt.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of robots get destroyed.
Action: Lots of robots are chasing people.
Laughs: A couple of good lines.
Memorable Scene: Nothing that stands out.
Memorable Quote: Nothing that stands out.
Directed By: Alex Proyas
Produced By: Laurence Mark, John Davis

I, Robot
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:55 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sometimes the benefit of a trailer is that you have a pretty good idea of what you are going to get. Fans of Isaac Asimov might have expected more, but when itís summer and youíve got Will Smith as a cop, well, you should get a wham, bam, blast you mam summer blockbuster. With "I, Robot" you get just that.

As the movie starts, we get the feeling Detective Spooner (Smith) has a problem with robots, probably something to do about a drowning, but we are left in the dark until he later reveals why he doesnít like the mechanical creatures. But in this world, which Chicago, and the robot world, has a lot of catching up to do if weíll see anything near this in 2035, robots have these three wacky rules that keep them from destroying the human race. We also find, as the movie starts, the Will Smith really wants to show off how buff his body is. Anyway, it turns out thereís been a death at the robot research center, which isnít good when itís one of the head scientists and youíre on the verge of a monster roll-out of the new model, especially when itís thought that rather than a suicide, well, the robots are turning on their human fathers and mothers. The corporate people insist it couldnít be the robot Sonny (voiced by Alan Tudyk), but Spooner is being fed too many clues, and still holding that grudge, that he just canít let it go. Enter Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan, who sadly doesnít show us how good a shape she is in), kind of a shrink to make the robots a little more human-like. Go figure, Spooner convinces Calvin that something might be amuck, eventually they figure it out, and itís a big olí fight at the end to save mankind, or maybe itís just mankindís way of life we are saving.

Anyway, not to get too deep about this movie, if you want deep read the Asimov stories. For this we want chase scenes Ė we get them. For this we want an easy to follow story with still a few surprises Ė we get them. For this we want some witty lines from Will Smith Ė we get them, too. Sadly, at least for me, we get to see Will Smithís butt and not Bridgetís. I guess you canít have it all.

If youíre looking for your normal, summer, blockbuster flick, with explosions, and lots of robots getting blown to bits because you can blow a robot to bits but not a human for a PG-13 movie, this is as okay as they come. There is some preaching going on, but it does tie in with the robot rules, but itís not too in your face to ruin the fun of the movie.

Iíll wrap this up giving "I, Robot" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. Youíll probably get what you expect, the effects are pretty great, and it would have easily gotten another star if Susan was showering without a shower curtain like Spooner was instead of her being in one of those glass shower stalls all fogged up. Oh well!

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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