I, Robot (2004)

Based on the short stories of Isaac Asimov, I, Robot takes a trip into the future technologically, but also into the annals of human history.

When a mysterious death occurs at the head office that makes all the android robots in the world, a typical Will Smith cop with luddite tendencies is brought in to investigate. What he slowly uncovers is a conspiracy that the robots are planning to take over. But no one believes him because that would mean they would be breaking the three laws governing robotics that is programmed into each of them:
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 orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
There are plenty of great visual effects and the story is actually very good, though some of the lines are a mite cheesy. For an action movie there is a lot less melodrama and tough guy stuff than I expected.


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