Very loose adaptation of Asimov's seminal 1950 sci-fi collection of short stories has action-hero Smith as Chicago detective Del Spooner, who's investigating the murder of robotic pioneer, Dr. Alfred Lanning (Cromwell). It's 2035, and robots are as common a household appliance as a toaster, and supposedly just as safe. But Spooner thinks those 'bots have minds (and plans) of their own and that one of them offed the good doctor. When Spooner persists in his theory that a robot committed the crime, he gets bumped from the force, which doesn't stop his investigation. The robots are creepily cool but there's no shock of the new in this crime caper.
If you hate technology...... vickisfavs at 2012-01-28 18:51:13
I love this movie! It is one of my favorites. Will Smith (Detective Spooner) plays the part to a tee. He's believable,emotional, and funny. I like that. and most of all, he's smart. He doesn't trust the robots, and he's not backing down. Dr. Lanning was his friend and he smells a rat when the Doctor ends up dead. "Looking" like a suicide, Spooner begins to investigate, finding robots at every turn trying to kill him. Of course, no one believes him because of the 3 laws that all robots are programmed with which prevents them from hurting a human. This movie is smart, sharp, funny and sticks it to hard core believers in the "god of technology". In the end, "Sonny", the unique creation of Dr. Lannings, saves the day by turning against the evil robots and helping the humans. Bravo! I don't see how one couldn't like Sonny, he's awesome!