Crap. I had already written this one off. Now you've intrigued me enough that I should probably go see it.
|Date:||July 17th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Same here...now I'm intrigued...
|Date:||July 18th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)|| |
Heh...sorry about that.
heh...sorry about that, guys.
|Date:||July 17th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)|| |
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"?
|Date:||July 18th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC)|| |
it is a "good movie..."
...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.
|Date:||July 19th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)|| |
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.
|Date:||July 20th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)|| |
that's a trip...
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...