I Robot

Topics: Isaac Asimov, Science fiction film, Robot Pages: 2 (520 words) Published: November 11, 2008
i Robot
Science fiction has come a very long way in the last few years. With the development of new technology, science fiction becomes more and more believable and realistic. Many sci-fi books have been made into movies. This is the case with i Robot which was first a book by Isaac Asimov. This movie is very realistic and answers many “what if” questions.

The movie begins giving background information on Del Spooner, a detective that is suspicious of the robots that have taken over everyday activities for humans. The movie begins with the creator or the robots, Dr. Alfred Lanning being murdered. Everyone thinks that he is crazy for believing that robots would injure a human. They believe he is crazy because all robots are built to follow three laws. The first law states “a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” The second, “a robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.” The third and final law states “a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.” These laws were set in place to ensure that the robots stay safe and only perform tasks that will help humans. When one of the robots “Sonny” is accused of murdering Lanning, Spooner begins an investigation to uncover an evil plot planned by the robots. As the movie progresses, we find out that behind all of the destruction, is a robot that has learned all about humans and how they act. In reality, the robots are just trying to be like the humans, with emotions such as love and anger.

This movie is set in the year 2035. The place is Chicago, Illinois. This setting makes the movie more realistic because it gives the viewers something to relate to their own lives. Chicago is a real life place and everything else in the movie are realistic such as the cars and buildings. The director uses many allusions to make us...
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