About this commentary
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- I, Robot (2)
- 2009.Dec.05 / 12pm
I, Robotby: Speakeasy • Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 2000s • feature • free • directed by: Alex.Proyas • stars: Alan.Tudyk • Will.Smith
From Tysto commentaries:
Will Smith and a colorless, odorless brunette battle the evil that is slightly buggy computer programming in this thrilling adaptation of none of Isaac Asimov’s thought-provoking works. For this, the big 50thaudio commentary, I am joined by Scott of Commentaries, a big fan of Asimov’s work and an expert on science fiction in general. We stumble thru the introductions and then get right to the heart of mocking the product placement and the idea that this robot-filled, self-driving-car, Lake-Michigan-landfill world is only 31 years in the future of 2004. We explore sci-fi in general and Asimov in specific, as well as how terrible a driver Detective Spooner is and whether or not Doctor Lanning’s cat is a robot, as well as making some Fresh Prince of Bel-Air jokes.
This is the 34th regular commentary, plus the La Dolce Vita experimental one, plus the 15 commentaries for Firefly. That equals 50 total.
From Speakeasy’s Podcast:
In this episode one half ofgoes transatlantic and joins forces with in order to tackle I, Robot. Directed by Alex Proyas and starring Will Smith, a cold emotionless sidekick (played by Bridget Moynahan) and a whole bunch of robots. Was a lot of fun to do this podcast and we cover a whole bunch of topics, so look out for more cross-commentary collaborations!
There’s bits I object to— [shower scene] This part right here? No, this is fine. This is Will Smith posing for his statue when they finally dedicate Los Angeles to him.— Tysto & Speakeasy,
I, Robot @0:03:31
[Granny said] that back in her day, people didn’t get … divorced and then never spoke to their ex-spouse— Which would be the 1890s. Well, … This is 30 years in the future. … In her day, people did exactly that.— Tysto & Speakeasy,
I, Robot @0:06:26
You would think that it would come to their attention, at some point, that three laws is maybe not quite enough. … A fourth law, like, ‘Please don’t take over the world’ would be in order.— Tysto & Speakeasy,
I, Robot @0:17:00