Director Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) helmed this sci-fi thriller inspired by the stories in Isaac Asimov's nine-story anthology of the same name. In the future presented in the film, humans have become exceedingly dependent on robots in their everyday lives. Robots have become more and more advanced, but each one is preprogrammed to always obey humans and to, under no circumstances, ever harm a human. So, when a scientist turns up dead and a humanoid robot is the main suspect, the world is left to wonder if they are as safe around their electronic servants as previously thought. Will Smith stars as Del Spooner, the robot-hating Chicago cop assigned to the murder investigation. Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, and Chi McBride also star.~Matthew Tobey
Only the I, Robot blu-ray disc allows you to access special features using the four colored button on your Blu-Ray remote:
Red button - behind the camera
Day out of days production diaries
CGI and design featurettes
Sentient Machines - robotic behavior
The filmmakers' toolbox - vfx how-to clips
Deleted scenes and alternate ending
Green button -
3 full-length commentaries: hear director Alex Proyas, screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith and more
Yellow button -
Blue button -
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Disc also includes:
personal scene selection & enhanced D-box
Will SmithDel Spooner
Bridget MoynahanDr. Susan Calvin
Bruce GreenwoodLawrence Robertson
Chi McBrideLt. John Bergin
James CromwellDr. Alfred Lansing
David HaysomNS4 Robots
Scott HeindlNS5 Robots
Darren MooreHomeless Man
Aaron DouglasUSR Attorney #1
Shayla DysonLaughing Girl
Bobby StewartGirl's Dad
Nicola CrosbieTV Anchor Person
Emily TennantYoung Girl
Michael St. John SmithUSR Attorney #2
Travis WebsterGuy With A Pie
Tiffany KnightMob Woman
Ryan ZwickFarber Posse
Essra VischonFarber Posse
Kenyan LewisFarber Posse
Aaron JosephFarber Posse
Simon BakerFarber Posse
Marrett GreenNews Reporter
Jeff VintarScreen Story
Marco BeltramiComposer (Music Score)
Patrick TatopoulosProduction Designer
Steven R. McGlothenCo-producer
Anthony RomanoExecutive Producer
James LassiterExecutive Producer
Michel ShaneExecutive Producer
Will SmithExecutive Producer
Joe LetteriVisual Effects
Year of Release
Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1), Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
One of the many Will Smith flicks I had to own since starting my personal collection - item arrived as advertised brand new an sealed thx best buy excellent shipping an receiving team no complaints ever whats so ever - pls keep up the gr8 work.....
Will Smith turns in a reliably excellent performance in this movie about a dystopian future. Terrific action, lots of surprises and the predictable warning against humans becoming too comfortable with, and relying on, Artificial Intelligence.
If you just want an interesting SF story, this should fill the bill. But if you're a staunch Asimov fan, you may be disappointed, or even possibly upset. The story here is only loosely connected to Asimov's Robot stories. The end credits say it is "Suggested by" Asimov's works (not "Based on"). The film does mention the 3 laws of robotics, and evens mentions the 0th law, but does so in a way that isn't exactly the way Asimov portrayed it. The film stretches things rather severely to show robots acting against man in opposition to the laws.
The single BluRay disc contains both 3D and 2D versions of the film. It comes up in 3D mode by default (for menus), and asks which version you want to watch when you choose to play. If you don't have a 3D setup, you can guess the blurred text well enough to make it work. Then again, if you don't have a 3D setup, you probably wouldn't buy this edition anyway.
There are no Bonus Features on the BluRay disc. If you really like such additions, and are considering upgrading from the DVD release which had numerous features, then don't worry -- the DVD included in the set is the same one as the DVD release and has all the same features on it. So it just means the BFs you get are all DVD quality instead of HiDef. But you don't lose them.
A classic sci-fi story, with action, great visuals and interesting premise. Blu-ray is a big improvement over the old dvd.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Interesting and at times, intense
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I prefer storylines that encourages the audience to use their minds, their imagination...as compared to action movies where all of the thinking and stimulation is done for them.
IRobot takes the audience into one possible outcome of where technology is currently headed especially as it relates to AI.
The one critical reality of where we are at today and where we are headed is that no one can unlearn anything. The producer of this movie never addresses this conundrum which would be equally true in this story if not more so.
Having said that, though, this is still worth your time to watch, think, and become involved.