A Gaggle of Robot Movies
I haven't seen X-Men 2 yet, but I heard it was good. But, what I'm
waiting for is the robot movies! Here's a couple that are coming up
Ok, so I'll be needing find a baby sitter soon so I can go out.
Perhaps if I can
talk my boss/wife into letting me watch these I'll try to write a
Speaking of robot movies, I searched around and found these other robot
movies that are
also coming out soon or in the works:
Anyone know of any other robot movies that I
may have missed? Anyone wonder what a 60 year old is doing playing the
part of Terminator? Anyone wonder if Will Smith can make a good
robot? I'm looking forward to seeing these great robot movies!
I, Robot, posted 6 May 2003 at 22:59 UTC by steve »
We did a story on I, Robot a
while back. Will Smith will play a cop fighting killer robots run amuck.
It's completely unrelated to Asimov's story - they just licensed the
title and the names of a couple of characters. If Susan Calvin shows up
at all, she'll probably just be a love interest for Will Smith. Having
I, Robot screwed up by Hollywood is kind of sad, because the
Susan Calvin stories have been sited as an important influence
by lots of female scientists and engineers, not to mention the
importance of the three laws of robotics on which the stories are based.
I guess the reason why I liked Star Wars so much is that they portray
at least some of the robots in a positive light. Most movies seem to
portray robots as senseless killing machines so as to hero-ize and
messiah-ize a humanity savior. Do we really need more movies like
that? I guess they do sell tickets, and destroying robots is more
politically correct than killing a bunch of humans. I look forward to
when more movies branch out and come up with other themes. Believe it
or not, I actually liked AI and Bicentennial man even if my wife did
fall asleep on both of them. I also liked the Forbidden Planet, and
Blade Runner and she didn't. I guess my brain swirls differently than
Here's a couple, posted 7 May 2003 at 14:58 UTC by earlwb »
Forbidden Planet along with Lost in Space (TV series)which gave us the
ever famous Robbie the Robot.
Then of course the New Lost In Space which sorta had a new Robbie like
robot introduced along with the big mean robot suckers.
Forbidden Planet seems to have overused the Therimen Musisal Instrument
in the music effects. But I think they had really good special effects
for a 50's SCIFI movie.
Andromeda has some great giant Combat robots in it, but the ship's
Avatar Romie is great too.
The classic BattleStar Galactica has the famous Cylons trying to
subjugate the humans and other alien species.
That recent Mars movie, I forget the title at the moment, had that dog
like robot go feral and turn into a combat gurrilla robot on them. That
was a really neat robot I think.
The Aliens series of movies had the lifelike Androids that were good.
But I like the semi-autonomous heavy work robot that Segorne Weaver
used in the second movie agains the Alien Queen.
Westworld? Cool.. , posted 10 May 2003 at 15:37 UTC by Jhoffa_ »
I never heard of "Westworld" but it sounds like a neat concept..
I anticipate the Swartzenegger remake. sounds like theres real potential
here, imo. Especially with recent advances in special effects &
What about the sequel, Futureworld? I'm feeling old... :-/
LOL! , posted 11 May 2003 at 02:08 UTC by Jhoffa_ »
Don't feel pregnant.. I am renown for my total and complete movie
I think I am the only person on planet earth who hasn't seen either
Jurassic Park (any of them) or Titanic either.