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July 17th, 2004
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I, Robot
Wow...it was really, truly...good. I was so prepared to be devastated by another hack job.

Go see it for yourself.

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From:schizobovine
Date:July 17th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Crap. I had already written this one off. Now you've intrigued me enough that I should probably go see it.
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From:jaila
Date:July 17th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Same here...now I'm intrigued...
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From:happypete
Date:July 18th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)

Heh...sorry about that.

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heh...sorry about that, guys.
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From:marveen
Date:July 17th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Yeah; I heard that it had only the barest traces of the source work in it, and the Three Laws of Robotics were most of that.

Is it a "good movie", or "a good movie that follows the source works fairly closely"?
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From:happypete
Date:July 18th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC)

it is a "good movie..."

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...and it follows the spirit of Asimov's robot novels, brought "up-to-date" in some ways. It's been so long since I read any of the "Robot" short stories and novels that I'd be afraid to say how "closely" I thought it followed them.
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From:eeedge
Date:July 19th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
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My brother, R, heard an interview with the screenwriter, who admitted he had never read any of I, Robot. Apparently the studio had a script already written and slipped in a couple of Asimov's references.
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From:happypete
Date:July 20th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)

that's a trip...

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well, they didn't exactly slip them in; there were definite "Asimovian" threads and themes...so, I'm guessing that if they pressed the original screenwriter, he'd also admit that the final product didn't look much like his screenplay...
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