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03-13-04, 03:56 PM
I, Robot Trailer Available
Quote:"A new 'I, Robot' movie is coming out based on the Isaac Asimov book series, starring Will Smith. I saw a teaser at the theatre back at the LOTR:ROTK showing, but it looked so much like a commercial I didn't even realize it was a trailer until I saw a logo that said '3 Laws Safe'. Now there's a regular trailer as well as a nice featurette for better details."
It looks like we were right about them bastardizing this into a generic action movie. :">
03-13-04, 04:14 PM
I can't wait for "There were 3 laws every robot should follow. but one went bad. Follow Ben Affleck as he chases the rogue robot through wonderful worlds in robot revenge" *cue CG shot of huge crowd of robots rioting and epic battle music*
edit: Oh. My. God. I wrote the above before I watched the trailer and the trailer seems to confirm the above. Unless they're selectively editing to capture a wider audience I think they just destroyed one of the best science fiction novels ever written. I mean, DESTROYED. Edited by: Gyorg at: 3/13/04 4:23 pm
03-13-04, 04:25 PM
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Helped word filter. --Gyorg Edited by: Gyorg at: 3/14/04 5:57 am
03-13-04, 04:32 PM
Quote:I think they just destroyed one of the best science fiction novels ever written. I mean, DESTROYED.
The real sad thing is I think FOX is making the Rama movie also.
03-13-04, 05:03 PM
I've never heard of the novel and I think that movie looks pretty good. I plan on seeing it.
Now you guys know what shehab is feeling when he uses the term "infidel". ----------
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From the moment we heard Will Smith's name attached to this, I think we all knew this was coming.
gasp,hopefully you at least heard of the author. It could be argued that he is the Best Sci-Fi writer of all time.
HAHAHAHA, oh my god, Will Smith? BWAHAHAHAHA. That's just too funny. What next? "A romantic comedy - staring Helen Mirren and Sean Penn". I predict this will be like LXG. And my friends, I can think of no worse movie insult than that except ones that involve Star Wars or several Kevin Costner movies. I can't wait to tell my friends about this most amusing cast selection, they're going to either die laughing or have seizures. Possibly both.
03-13-04, 10:59 PM
The movie does sound sort of bleh, but it got me interested in getting around to reading Asimov's writing.
It just clicked to me the link the one Animatrix film had, about the first rebellion of the robots or whatever. I feel stupid lol.
03-14-04, 12:53 AM
too much will smith h8
03-14-04, 01:48 AM
Men in Black was a good movie. Having not read the book, this movie looks enjoyable. Plus it's inspired me to pick up a copy of the book, which I think i'll read after I see the movie so it's (the movie) not disappointing. Pyrocat Moonstalker
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03-14-04, 03:24 AM
As a film that could even remotely be interpreted as an incarnation of Asimov's works, this is very very bad.
As an action film involving robots, it might be slightly interesting.
I hate to say it, but I might catch a matinee of this, not for any homage to Asimov, but for robot asskicking action.
There lies the problem. If a film actually comes out that's more of a thinker and based on Asimov's works... now that I would gladly pay full price for.
03-14-04, 05:24 AM
Well the first half of the trailer sounds like Robots of Dawn. Then the malfunction crap starts. Alas
I seem to recall that Bicentenial Man was pretty good though, at least.
03-14-04, 06:45 AM
What pisses me off is people are going to see this and think, "Oh, so this is what asimov's writing was. People are going to get completely the wrong idea about it. His writing is well thought out as opposed to this generic cliche of a movie."
03-14-04, 07:31 AM
Hey Pyro I dig the new sig man.
Will Smiths probably smartin from turning 'The Matrix' down in favor of 'Wild Wild West'.
03-14-04, 08:51 AM
Pretty soon we wont even have books anymore. Authors will simply bypass the editors and take them directly to a screen writer. Ooohh.. so shiney!
03-14-04, 08:52 AM
Quote:I seem to recall that Bicentenial Man was pretty good though, at least.
I know alot of people enjoyed that movie, but it was a terrible bastardization of the book. When I saw it I was so disappointed, I almost left half-way through.
These kind of movies are the reason that if they ever announced Stranger in a Strange Land being brought to film, I'd have to suicide bomb the studio. "And so the ka watch us and they ask, who knows Ka? Who spends time with Ka, and learns Ka, and likes to touch Ka, and walks around on Ka, and lets Ka seep into them, and leaves the dust in their rooms alone? Those are the humans we're going to talk to. Pretty soon we're going to introduce ourselves, they say, to just as many of you as we can find who seem like Ka. And when we do, you'd better be ready. We're going to have a plan. It'll be time to drop everything and walk right out on the streets into a new world. It'll be time to free Ka." -- excerpt from Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
03-14-04, 08:59 AM
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Ooohh.. so shiney!
03-14-04, 11:13 AM
Thanks Ten, it's from Ichi the Killer
It's not hate for Will Smith. More that he's so very much NOT the type of actor for an adaptation of those books. I liked Men in Black, I enjoyed Independence Day. But neither were what I would consider excellent movies. Good yes, but good in a goofy in-no-ways-serious-fairly-formula-flick way. Not good in a 'Wow guys, that was a really good movie' way. I like him in those movies, I just can't consider him a serious actor. From the look of it this won't be a serious movie so that turns out fine, aside from the bastardization of yet another good book series.
03-14-04, 06:46 PM
I think asimov's novels should have a gattica type feel to them.
03-14-04, 07:06 PM
The more I think of it, the more I'm reminded of Blade Runner.
03-14-04, 07:13 PM
Blade Runner was a complete distopia though. Asimovs world wasn't that bad. In fact it was a good world, but fundamentally flawed by humanity.
03-14-04, 07:26 PM
Sorry about the extreme briefness of my last post. I was thinking more about the book to film bastardization that most sci-fi goes thru to 'popularize' it for the average moviegoer.
Edited by: Ackar at: 3/14/04 7:36 pm