Talk:I, Robot (film)

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Former good article nominee I, Robot (film) was a Media and drama good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Any news on the sequel? (talk)

Antecedent basis & mechancical arm[edit]

"...using his mechanical arm to brace himself..." lacks antecedent basis (his mechanical arm is referred to as if it has been mentioned before). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:03, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Good point. I added an origin for the arm. YLee (talk) 05:25, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Source of inspiration of story[edit]

While many pieces of the stories in Dr. Asimov's, "I, Robot" book were used for the movie; the basic plot line was actually based on his, "The Caves of Steel" novel. Elijah “Lije” Baley became Detective Spooner. Sonny was based on a blending of R. Daneel Olivaw; and the murderer of Roj Nemmenuh Sarton (the character of Sarton being transformed into Dr. Alfred Lanning in the movie.)Dr Zinj (talk) 14:25, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

I have never read "The Caves of Steel", but it also has some resemblance to parts of the story-line in the ?2nd? Robot City Novel. But it is entirely possible that that is just because it deals with the same issues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisnoskij (talkcontribs) 16:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Is there a source for this? I have called the plot of the film original in an edit because it in no way resembles the novel/stories published as "I, Robot." If the plot came from elsewhere, this should be edited.Pwoodfor (talk) 19:15, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Susan Calvin[edit]

The characters of Dr. Susan Calvin, Dr. Alfred Lanning, and Lawrence Robertson all approximately resemble their counterparts in the source material. Asimov's Susan Calvin is an unattractive and sexually frustrated woman, which is hardly a description of Bridget Moynahan, even on a bad day. --Ef80 (talk) 21:09, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, that is only the beginning of the massive number of differences. Calvin in the books is willing to destroy dozens of robots on the suspicion that one of them could kill a human though a convoluted interpretation of it's modified first law. She's all about the dangers of fiddling with robots and the vagaries that arise when the laws are interpreted by the complex robot mind. The Calvin in the movie has faith in the laws and seems emotionally attached to the robots. Have changed the wording, etc. Pwoodfor (talk) 19:12, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Clarification on this point?[edit]

"However, the premise of a robot uprising and of robots acting collectively as a direct threat of humanity appears nowhere in Asimov's writings" Except in the film the robots never act collectively. They all possess an up-link to VIKI, who is the only robot in control. This is simply one mind with many bodies, not a collaboration between many separate minds, no? -- Welsh — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:10, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Binder's short story[edit]

It appears that the film contains some thematic similarities to Binder's I, Robot, at least, moreso than to Asimov's Little Lost Robot. I am however, not properly familiar with all the authors' relevant works. Perhaps, there is some information on this out there. Just soemthing to be aware of. Tomásdearg92 (talk) 09:03, 27 October 2013 (UTC)