iRobot

August 7th, 2004

iRobot I was fairly skeptical, I mean Men in Black and all I thought this was gonna be a forced sequel to that series. But it's not, in fact it's a decent movie. What surprised me the most was the story being interesting and it made pretty good sense, which is not something I can say for most movies seen these days. The idea of Sonny passing on the message is a good one. The world of robotics stands on its own to feet in this one, it actually makes me believe the story. What a refreshing change! Obviously, Will is still being Will but it's less about him this time and more playing towards the story.

The movie also has a few other strong points. First of all, those cars were very cool, taking Audi TT to the max, I like that idea. Then the motorcycle racing was done well, the sound effects, closeups, very enjoyable. Then there's the fight scenes, which I think were done very well. Violence towards robots, that's quite an ingenious concept, it's a victim less crime.

But no review would be complete without pointing out some apparent flaw. Isn't it a little curious how easily they found out that VIKI was the mastermind behind the revolution? I mean the whole building was built around computers but isn't it a little suspect that there's just one computer controlling everything? Wouldn't it make more sense to have various systems doing specialized things? I mean the whole one system controls everything is such a predictable conspiracy concept. Or is that supposed to be the beauty of it?

8/10

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6 Responses to "iRobot"

  1. River says:

    I havent seen it yet. But theres a shower scene right? I read something quite interesting about that scene, hehe

  2. numerodix says:

    Actually there are two, both the male and the female stars are represented. Take your pick

  3. River says:

    For your information, the interesting thing was that Will had some problems keeping something out of the shot. It was so big they had to strap it to his leg

    Oh you probably didnt need/want to know that.:D

  4. numerodix says:

    I don't think that was for *my* information, I think that was for someone else's information.

  5. kurvengeflüster says:

    I saw it and like it. The product placement by Audi is officious, but that's the way it is ...

  6. River says:

    I miss your updates.

    And you must be a happy guy because you dont even have a frown emoticon on here