(This review may contain spoilers).
I originally watched this movie when it first came out at the cinema, but watching it on television now, I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time.
Robots… and the three Laws of Robotics… aren’t a new concept, but I felt this was a fairly unique take on them. One thing I felt worked particularly well was the fact that the robots didn’t look human. They were humanoid, and in particular the newer models, but they could never be mistaken for human.
I found Detective Spooner to be a really good character. Apart from the fact that I like Will Smith as an actor, I thought it was an intriguing element to have an officer in the future dislike robots so much, it actually affects his work. As the film revealed more of his past, his dislike of robots made a lot more sense and gave him more depth as a character.
I especially liked Sonny’s character in this movie. I had a lot of empathy for him and I found his interactions with Spooner to be among the most interesting in this movie.
I did also like Calvin’s character, though there wasn’t as much of her background there. I saw the chemistry between her and Spooner and it was nice to see that there was very little actual romance.
I thought it was good to get a glimpse into what the world might look like in the future and the futuristic technology came across really well. It was also good to see how people did rely so much on technology; I think that’s true of the present time, too.
There were other characters who I would have liked to see more of. This film worked quite well as an action thriller, though. It was good to see that there was some humour in the movie as well… but the action definitely kept me engaged and I cared about the characters and their situation. Even having seen the movie already, there were some really intense scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat. And it’s a movie I would enjoy watching again.