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i,Robot

Would you want to see it?

Yes61%[ 17 ]
No14%[ 4 ]
Maybe when it comes out on video25%[ 7 ]

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Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 6:53pm

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CX3

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Hey, I was just wondering what you all thought of this movie. For some reason I'm excited to see it. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and its been too long since i've seen him in anything. The storyline (from what the trailer tells me) reminds me of the matrix right b4 the machines got really really powerful. ANYways, just watch it for yourself and see what u think...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/i_robot/

p.s. i think its a sweet ass trailer tho.

-Chris
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:02pm

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All im going to say, is that this basically has nothing to do with the book written by Isaac Asimov (which is a really great book). The only thing that resembles the book, is the 3 laws of robotics. Pretty much noting else is anywhere near the book. Now, just because it is different from the book, does not mean that it will be a bad movie. I am however, very afraid that this is going to be yet another killing of a great story by the Hollywood Machine. From the looks of the trailer, this may be the case. Hopefully, I am mistaken and it will be a superb movie. Lets truely pray.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:08pm

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I, Robot wasn't a book in itself. It was a collection of short stories. so, if the makers of the new movie I, Robot even remotely adhere to Asimov's 3 rules of Robotics, then the movie will be pretty good.

they also need to call them positronic men, or positronic beings at some point. Asimov loved his positronic brains.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:11pm

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We are just going to see about this one when it comes out.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:16pm

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Indeed we will.

I, however, am looking forward to it.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:40pm

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Looks good, I'd definitely want to see it. Although, I thought the robots looked a bit strange... strange, but cool biggrin
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 8:32pm

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I really want to see this movie and have for awhile now
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 9:20pm

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no, to me it doesnt lookd very good. It looks like the second renaissance (the animatrix short), just like a bad version
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 10:32pm

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Just the "Sugar" joke from the old trailer made me seriously doubt if I would even see it on DVD. Guess we'll see what the critics say.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 7:25am

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I think some of that in the trailer music is the same as the matrix reloaded music.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 9:02am

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Well even if the movie sucks, which I don't think it will, the advancements that they made in facial animation for this movie are amazing. It's a Will Smith movie, so it will be a treat, granted corny jokes are just something that come with the territory. The song playing during the trailer is called Navras, it is the same song that played at the end of Matrix Revolutions.

Canta unsure
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 10:00am

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Well, I thought the trailer looked quite cool, but......

I just showed the trailer to my other half who is an avid sci-fi fan and has read just about every sci-fi book on the planet. About 10 seconds into the trailer she launches into a tirade of abuse about how the film is bastardising the original book and stories by Isamov! 'Eeek' I thought, I guess I better shut up about how I thought it looked quite good!

Anyone else think Will Smith is type casting himself?
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 10:09am

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jjuerss wrote:

Anyone else think Will Smith is type casting himself?
No, not really, I think that Will Smith is a very talented actor that will have more success in movies the older he gets. He is about where Denzel Washington was about 10 to 12 years ago. His best movies are going to be in the future. I think his best movie so far, acting wise, was Ali. He was great and deserved his nomination. I think Will Smith is one of the baddest action heroes of all time, but maybe that is just me.

Canta unsure
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 1:09pm

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I think it will be a very good movie. Hey, it beat's Spielberg's A.I.! That movie sucked, although the music was pretty nice.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 1:14pm

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I hated AI. Good acting, effects etc, but I hated the story.

I like the story of Pinnochio, but the idea that a robot is the future's only surviving remnant of the human race, makes me want to run screaming naked down the street. That stuff with the fairy, too. Ugh. Did make me think about mortality, though.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 2:47pm

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jeee that looks great that movie. The chick who plays in it, is very good (from THE RECRUIT).
Thanx for bringing up dat movie CX3, am looking forward to that movie.

chers devilskater

p.s: Will Smith is also one of my favourite movies wink
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 3:09pm

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this is like a movie before matrix, it is like how the robots rebel and then take over.
looks awsome, i am going to see that.
peace out
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 3:18pm

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Will Smith is also one of my favourite movies
Didn't even know Will's a movie... smile
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 4:47pm

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What, nobody told u sollthar?? haha
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 4:54pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

I like the story of Pinnochio, but the idea that a robot is the future's only surviving remnant of the human race, makes me want to run screaming naked down the street. That stuff with the fairy, too. Ugh. Did make me think about mortality, though.
I think that was kind of the point of the film wink


I loved AI and think it's extremely underrated. Beautiful film...although some parts stretch on a bit.

Oh, and parts of matrix ARE inspired by Asimov's writing, so it shouldn't be a surprise, lol.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 5:26pm

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Spielberg had very nice tie-ins with the current issues with artificial intelligence and the story did a good job in some parts revolving around one of the ideas: what will happen once highly sophisticated machines are introduced into society and how the human society will interact with those machines. However, when he added this nonsense about Pinnochio and started makingthe story into a neverending tale of a boy who wanted a family and how he went to the ends of the earth trying to attain such happiness, it got really boring and above all, irritating.

Though, I thought the main character's acting was extraordinarily well and the music really added some touch, if all any.

Heh, I'm just glad Spielberg isn't directing Star Wars. That would actually be kinda funny. wink
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 9:19pm

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The problem with A.I. was simple. Kubrick originally came up with the idea, but never made the film. He died before he got the chance to even write it, and Spielberg took over. Both of these directors have their own unique style, but each style is very different. The movie felt very torn apart for me because in some places it was so dark, and then it tryed to give the sappy happy ending with the fairy. Kubrick was always dark, and spielberg tended (not always, but usually) to want to make puppy dogs and kittens in the end. Thus, their styles greatly conflict with each other. I liked A.I. for the most part. There were palces I thought didnt fit, but over all I agree that it is really underated. Perhaps I am wrong about this, but I am fairly certain about Kubrick coming up with the idea. I read a biography about him that said he was planning on making it, but decided he would put it on hold until computers were able to do what he was imagining. When Jurassic park came out, he called spielberg to talk about how he achieved such realistic looking dinos. If you look on the back of the A.I. DVD, Kubrick is under producer.


Regarding I, Robot. I feel as though the film (by the looks of the trailer) has sort of turned Asimovs brilliant stories into the hollywood Man Vs Machine, now lets have 30 minutes of destruction for no reason, movie. Hopefully I am wrong. I look foreward to seeing this film, so I can acurately judge it.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 6:43am

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My thoughts: This movie should be called "I, Retard" because, if you saw the previews, i just KNOW its going to be another typecast will smith "im a wisecracking action hero who never gives up and is seemingly invincable".

On another note, why the hell is he wearing blue high-tops? didnt those stop being cool in the 80's? i would think they would be especially uncool in 2056 or whenever this takes place.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 2:56pm

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Nahh, i disagree on that. Also, alot of 80's apparel (i.e. jerseys and shoes ect...) are still very in style, especially for african americans.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 5:16pm

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uuppppss, well sollthar you know what i mean. I meant that Will Smith is one of my favourite actors, lol. SILLY ME!!!!

Cheers devilskater

p.S: I doesnt match to this topic, but i am really keen to watch TROY. It coming out on 14 MAY i think in Austria. Dunno about you guys, but i think its gonna be the best movie ever !!!!
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 7:47pm

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It looks good, in my opinion. It may just be one of those shoot em ups, but... who cares? Once in a while you just want to take a break from emotion and just watch will smith kick some robot ass!
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 12:08pm

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DigiSm89 wrote:

Heh, I'm just glad Spielberg isn't directing Star Wars. That would actually be kinda funny. wink
IMHO, Given the last two installments of Star Wars, I'd rather Spielberg have a go. smile
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 1:46pm

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from what I've heard, spielberg offered to direct the prequels, but George Lucas declined his help, preferring to direct them himself.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 8:54pm

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True, but give Spielberg's recent attempt at a sci fi movie, not so sure he could make a better Star Wars movie. And anyways, I'm pretty sure Episode 3 will be awesome.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 10:56pm

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Spielberg would not only make a BETTER star wars, he would actually make it KICKASS. and what do you mean speilberg's recent attempts at sci fi? AI and Minority Report? Both are great films.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 11:01pm

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Minority Report was okay but AI certainly wasn't. Star Wars was Lucas's vision and it's really hard to portray that vision through the eyes of another director. Sure, the recent two films weren't really that good but that was Lucas's vision. I, in fact, enjoyed both movies.

Also, I'd like to make one point. Movies can be horrible yet one can still enjoy them. Because I felt that Minority Report and AI weren't very good, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy watching the two films. Same thing with EP1 and EP2.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 11:41pm

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The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were not directed by Lucas. He seemed to do a decent job of communicating his vision to the respective directors Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand, though.


as is the case with all movies, I've always got a number of complaints that come to mind while watching them; but I enjoyed Ep1 and Ep2 anyway.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 11:43pm

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You make some good points 'Digism89'.

I just feel that George Lucas, on the two prequels, has been like a kid in a candy store. His drive with the effects has over taken his concentration, rather than the story delivery, engaging characters etc. On the original three films there was a nice balance. They are popcorn flicks after all and I feel Spielberg is the King in that department, his track record speak for itself.

I hope George Lucas pulls out all the stops with Episode3. smile
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 11:55pm

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Cypher wrote:

Spielberg would not only make a BETTER star wars, he would actually make it KICKASS. and what do you mean speilberg's recent attempts at sci fi? AI and Minority Report? Both are great films.
I did not like either of them, they were really odd. That thing at the end of AI with the aliens killed the whole movie for me. And Minority Report had some interesting scenes, but i didn't really get some of it.
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 1:56am

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Yes, a film can be poor and still be enjoyable...But I don't feel that about episode 1 or 2. I think Ep1 is a crap film all around...very poorly scripted, acted, directed. The FX were good and all and really great ideas, but the film falls apart very easily.

Episode 2, on the other hand, was much more enjoyable and better in many respects, but it is still a poor film. Lucas has great vision and ideas, but for the life of him, he can't write or direct (at least, not anymore...ep 4 was very good and the story of Willow rules).

Speilberg, although not much of a writer (and very little writing credits towards him), is a much better director in every respect. He knows how to make a good film. AI is a great film, but it's slow and does not have too much that is enjoyable in it...but its not really supposed to. It's a darker film (sure, has his happy ending, but that's just speilberg...lucas has his over-reliance on CG) then what most are used to. And Minority Report I think is one of the best films of 2002. There's very little that I didn't like in it. I enjoy watching it over and over again...i pick up on things I didn't in previous viewings. I love the film.

That isn't to say that I don't own Ep1 or 2 on dvd (well, ep1 was a gift). From a technical standpoint, these films are very good when it comes to commentary on them (even Tarn would agree with me on that). Whatever, I will watch Ep3...but i'm not expecting or hoping for anything. after the disappointment of ep 1 and the so-soness (not a word, i know) of ep2, ep3 is just another film on the list. Nothing special.
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 11:58am

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Yeah, I feel the same about EP1 and EP2. I didn't really like EP1.