In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.
|Release Date||:||July 15, 2004|
|Genres||:||Action, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions, Davis Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Canlaws Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America, Germany|
|Director||:||Alex Proyas, Sam Harris, Stephanie Kate Mitchell, Shelley Crawford|
|Writers||:||Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Vintar, Isaac Asimov, James Doh|
|Casts||:||Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Shia LaBeouf, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen, David Haysom, Scott Heindl, Adrian Ricard, Fiona Hogan, Sharon Wilkins, Craig March, Darren Moore, Emily Tennant, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Aaron Douglas, Angela Moore|
|Plot Keywords||:||suicide, artificial intelligence, man vs machine, chicago, based on novel, hero, future, law, dystopia, police, murder, robot, 3d, humanoid robot|
Del - "You are the dumbest smart person I've ever met."
Calvin- "Well,I had a brain, but they lost it in the re-writes."
I think what I find most egregious about this bastardization of Asimov's work was how the character of Susan Calvin was portrayed. In the books, she was actually one of the first strong female protagonists, able to think her way through a problem. Here she's just a damsel in distress, waiting to be rescued by Wil Smith.
There are passing references to Asimov's Laws of Robotics, but they are an afterthought to the CGI and action scenes.
Smith is likable, as he is in most of his films, but honestly, the story isn't that good. YOu figure it out long before these genius characters do.