Next up is I, ROBOT (2004), directed by Alex Proyas (DARK CITY, THE CROW) and starring Will Smith (BRIGHT, SUICIDE SQUAD), Bridget Moynahan (JOHN WICK, BATTLE LOS ANGELES), Bruce Greenwood (GERALD'S GAME, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE), James Cromwell (MARSHALL, THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER), Chi McBride (HAWAII FIVE-0, HUMAN TARGET), Alan Tudyk (THE TICK, ROGUE ONE), Shia LaBeouf (AMERICAN HONEY, FURY), Terry Chen (BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, WAR) and Peter Shinkoda (DAREDEVIL, GODZILLA). Based on classic sci-fi author Isaac Asimov's short-story collection of the same name, the film is an Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery in which a technophobic Chicago police detective (Smith) investigates the death of his friend and top robotics scientist (Cromwell) involving a corporate conspiracy; at the center of which appears to be Sonny, a more powerful robot built to bypasses the Three Laws of Robotics.
An adaption of Asimov's work should always tread lightly, as one of those authors not suited to adapt as a big budget Hollywood tentpole film. As such, this film pretty much fails on that front, owed largely to the fact that the original script was a standalone project not connected to Asimov. That aspect was shoehorned in later, and it shows. Smith's character arc is interesting and shows promise, but the film doesn't delve deeper than necessary. It's not the greatest film, but it's dedinitely worth a look.....#IRobot #AlexProyas #WillSmith #BridgetMoynahan #BruceGreenwood #JamesCromwell #ChiMcBride #AlanTudyk #ShiaLaBeouf #TerryChen #PeterShinkoda #28DaysOfBlackGenreCinema #BlackGenreCinema #BlackCinema #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth #BlackAchievementMonth #TheGeekMansion