Monday, July 26, 2004

I, Robot

I went into this film with very low expectations. I saw it mainly because Isaac Asimov is pretty high-up in my list of personal heroes. I'm also something of a Will Smith fan. And, c'mon, robots!

Actually, the movie was a pleasant surprise. It bears little resemblance to anything Asimov ever wrote (the story owes far more to Jack Williamson's novel The Humanoids) but it's far more intelligent than most science fiction movies. Faint praise, I know. The action sequences are very well done, and the robots look fabulous. Recommended.