- Will Smith constantly taking that bloody top off. Who showers like that? Why does he shower like a porn star - hand on the wall, all angst like? Angst doesn't come out during a shower. Jeez.
- Product Placement. Nowhere near as bad as the "She likes to listen to her MP3's during battle - buy an iPod kids!" from Blade Trinity, but it was still annoying. The fact that there were a lot of conveniently placed products, with excuses like "they are classic 2004" - the JVC player and the trainers both did this. It was just a little blatant - although things like FedEx I can tolerate because those sort of things bring meaning to the world. The world is still consumer and brand driven in the future - and you'd expect to see some brand names around. Back To The Future (classic movies) did the product placement in a similar way - it's good because it makes it evident that it's still Earth, only in the future.
- The concept of the future seemed like a "unused" one from Minority Report. The spinning cars with balls instead of wheels defy all logic - worse death traps than cars.
- It was a bit too CGI-filled for my tastes.
- Will Smith was actually NOT annoying. Get this, he didn't say "Now that's what I'm talkin' about" in this movie. It was THAT different.
- The Robot was brilliant. The effects on the facial mechanisms we awe-inspiring. Really good effects when they were subtle. There was a bit too much of "teh explosivions teh r0ck!" - but during emotive scenes the effects were brilliant and the character interaction between the main Robot and Smith was the best CGI-Human interaction I've seen. The first time where a CGI character has some presence among human actors. Screw Jar Jar Binks.
Last edited by Red Superfly on Dec 24th, 2004 at 12:39 AM
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You pretty much have the same good as me. I'm not sure why I did not think the movie rocked. Something lacked, and I'm thinking its the plot line. Overall I thought the movie was alright, I gave it a 7.
I really liked I, Robot. I've heard really bad things and I dont care much for Will Smith so my expectations were really low.
I did however have great faith in the director, the same director who directed Dark City. A Sci/Fi masterpiece.
The special effects in I, Robot were pretty good and the acting all around is pretty fair. The story was interesting and the directing top notch. Its not a terrific movie but by no means is it a bad movie.
The blatant product placement ads (Converse, Audi, etc) were extremely tacky however.
And the robots totally copied off of Björk's music video:
All is Full of Love Video (1999):
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