wanted to see this movie, from the time I saw the first trailer for the
cinemas however never got around to it. What I can say to the rest of you who
were sitting back wondering, is buy it, buy it, buy it! This is simply a stand
out movie that everyone who watches it will get something out of.
Placed in the
future, everyone has a robot that assists them in their day to day chores. The
robots are very humanoid in appearance and are pre programmed with three non
Law 1: A robot may not
injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to
Law 2: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where
such orders would conflict with the first law.
Law 3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such
protection does not conflict with the first or second law.
Things seem to be good in the
future, until you meet Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith), who seems to
be one very paranoid individual. He's convinced that the robots are a problem
and not to be trusted. When an old friend involved in the robotics program
passes away, everyone thinks suicide, Spooner sees it as a homicide and
commences his investigation. What follows is a game of cat and mouse and a
race against the clock to find out what is really going on before it is too
What follows is a simply stunning
movie filled with humour, morals and such a tightly scripted plot that I was
riveted right until the very end. To be honest, whilst a fan of Will Smith, I
was a bit unsure as to what would actually transpire during the actual movie,
and to say that at the end I was highly, highly impressed would be an
Even though this is an action
sci-fi flick, there are so many parts to it that for me to say too much will
give bits away that will detriment your overall enjoyment of the movie in it's
entirety. I must confess that with a movie incorporating so much CGI that
there was never really a moment that I doubted the reality of what I was
watching. Maybe I was just too busy enjoying it, however I didn't ever really
notice anything in terms of faults with anything computer generated that made
me think that it was not real.
Visually, this flick is eye candy
from the start to the very finish, every part of it is a real treat to your
eyes. There are no visible transfer problems that I could detect and
everything that you can revel in from a quality sense of the whole thing.
Audio also is absolutely stunning
with everything being thrown at you, but always to the benefit of the film.
There is a complete usage of all channels with the soundtrack fitting all
parts of the film perfectly but never being overbearing.
With this two disc release there
are a plethora of extras for you to chew through and I must say that I found
the entire lot of them well worth watching as they've been really well planned
as opposed to being an afterthought for DVD. That's the beauty of newer
releases, as they deliberately make the extras for the DVD as opposed to
cobbling together stuff that is just found. There are extensive interviews,
documentaries and makings of featurettes. There are also a number of side
splitting moments during the featurettes that show the stars and cast goofing
about, including a hilarious moment where Will Smith pretends to be drunk and
wants Alex Proyas (the director) sacked!
Make sure you get this DVD as I
do thoroughly recommend it as a genuinely fantastic movie that is packed full
of highly entertaining bonus material. Top flight entertainment!