July 20, 2004

I Robot - Impressions

Without time or inclination to write a full review, I’ll tell you what I think of I, Robot, which Maggie and I saw last night.

It ain’t Asimov, but it ain’t bad. It’s a sci-fi action film. Think ID4 or Total Recall rather than Artificial Intelligence.

We both liked Will Smith in it, but we nearly always like Will Smith. He’s got some fun lines, and the effects were good. The plot is well done. It’s a libertarian message. Aside from the usual silly inconsistencies of films like this, it’s thoroughly enjoyable. Don’t see it in lieu of Spider-Man 2. Some of the action was filmed in a distracting style, but there is plenty of fun.

And robots are cool.

Posted by James at July 20, 2004 2:40 PM
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