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I Robot

I, Robot was another return to science fiction for Will Smith this time it was based on the short stories of Isaac Asimov. Alex Proyas directed the movie which featured great special efx with a deeper storyline and good character arc for Will Smith. Will Smith's portrayal of the Robot fearing Detective Del Spooner once again proved successful, the film took in over $350 million worldwide.

Original Release Date: July 16, 2004

Cast

Will Smith
Bridget Moynahan
Bruce Greenwood
James Cromwell
Chi McBride
Alen Tudyk

Director: Alex Proyas

Produced By: Overbrook Entertainment(Will Smith, James Lassiter) & Michel Shane, Anthony Romano

Movie Budget: 120 Million

Box Office
Domestic: 144.8 Million
Overseas: 202.4 Million
Overall: 347.2 Million

DVD Details
Number of Versions: 1 Disc, 2 Disc Collectors Edition
Release Date: May 24, 2005

Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentray by Alex Proyas and Screen writer Akiva Goldsman
  • Audio Commentary by Film Maker
  • Audio Commentary by Composer Marco Beltrami
  • The Making of I, Robot
  • Stills Gallery
  • Day out of Days: The I, Robot Production Diaries
  • Post Production: CGI and Design
  • Sentient Machines: Robotic Behaviour
  • About Science Fiction and Robots
  • The Filmmakers toolbox - Compositing Breakdowns: Visual effects "how tos"
  • Extended and Deleted Scenes
  • Easter Eggs

Plot

In 2035 A.D., Robots are programmed to live in harmony with humans and are part of every day life, when a brilliant scientist at the U.S. Robotics Corporation is found dead, Chicago Detective Del Spooner(Will Smith) is called in to investigate. Aided by robot psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan), Detective Spooner uncovers the possibility that a robot may be the primary suspect in the case. But as Spooner gets closer to the truth, he gets caught up in a race for his life. With time running out, a deeper threat emerges that challenges the very existince of mankind.

Best Scene

I think the best scene was when Sonny was about to be terminated. This scene was extremely well done by Alex Proyas the way it cut away to Spooner and used the voice over of Sonny, it brought Sonny to life and had a real emotional impact.

Awards

Ascap Award - Marco Beltrami - Top Box Office films

Quotes

Spooner: "Somehow I told you so just doesn't quite say it."

Lt. Bergin "We're going to miss the good old days."
Spooner "What good old days?"
Lt. Bergin "When people were killed by other people."

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