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Tyrion
03-11-2004, 04:29 AM
The movie looks cool enough- the trailer(about the Robot model) seems like it could be from the book, and Will Smith is defintiely cool. But I went to the website and well..the storyline is definitely different.

First off, Alfred Lanning dies at the very begginning of the movie, even though he doesn't die in the book(or least not from a murder). Secondly, it seems to be one big plot, instead of short linked stories. I wonder how they would add Gregory Powell and Mike Donovan to the story(since they are primarily based on Mars and the space station). And I'll be damned if they dont include The Brain in, that whole chapter was hillarious. :D

Anyway, what do you guys think? Will it live up to Isaac Asimov's work, or be another poor movie hyping off another well-praised book?

txa1265
03-11-2004, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Anyway, what do you guys think? Will it live up to Isaac Asimov's work, or be another poor movie hyping off another well-praised book? I don't see how it can work. Perhaps it will be OK, as this is one of the more movie-able of Asimov's books (as opposed to the Foundation series). I'm just not optimistic ... it is not like reading Tolkein or Rowling where you can imagine the movie as you read the book. I'm sure it will end up big and pretty with stuff blowing up ...

Mike

DarkLord60
03-11-2004, 04:50 PM
Oh my we are reading this book right how wierd

txa1265
03-11-2004, 05:19 PM
Here's a link from aintitcool

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=17124

It also has a video link.

From Amazon:

"The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

With this, Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact & science fiction that became Asmiov's trademark. "

So they're going to turn that disparate set of stories into an action adventure with Will Smith ... I hope it doesn't s*ck as badly as I think it will.

Mike

MennoniteHobbit
03-11-2004, 06:53 PM
Well, I have not read I, Robot, but my friend has... it took him a while to read it, but he is a slow reader as far as I know. But, he told me it was good.

It sounds like it's gonna be good. But, movies are rarely as good as books in my experience.

Tyrion
03-11-2004, 11:08 PM
[i]Here's a link from aintitcool

The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

With this, Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact & science fiction that became Asmiov's trademark. "

So they're going to turn that disparate set of stories into an action adventure with Will Smith ... I hope it doesn't s*ck as badly as I think it will.

I do hope that they can add the sly reasons to how the robots seem to break the 3 laws, but in reality they dont.

And I will shun any more films from the producer if this ends up as a Wild Wild West in the future.