You have got to be kidding! What the fuck is this trailer?! I, Robot is one of Isaac Asimov’s (and Science Fiction’s) most quintessential tales (actually a series of short stories). The main character (which there really wasn’t one of in I, Robot) isn’t a tough guy, wise-cracking, one-syllable detective, he doesn’t participate in motorcycle chases, and he certainly doesn’t fight the robots from that Björk video. This looks more like a slap-dash version of I, Robot forced together with Caves of Steel, another of Asimov’s books. Poor Asimov is tunneling down out of his casket as we speak to get as far away from this mockery as possible.
Rather than a story about understanding and synthesizing morality and humanity, we get a shoot-em-up with robots gone haywire. Why even bother keeping the name? Is there some untapped group of 40 year old Asimov fans the film industry has been neglecting? No? Why then would you name it I, Robot? Why not something more apt to appeal to the target audience like The Matrix 4: Rebooted, or Robots Gone Wild?
Stupid fucking Hollywood. Before anyone says so, no, I am not surprised, but I am annoyed, which I am rightfully allowed to be. I don’t have faith in Hollywood, at least not more than a bit, because it’s one thing to make a piece of shit, and it’s another to take a great piece of art and turn it into a piece of shit. What’s more, to not even let the story stand as it originally was, but to strip it of its name and slap it onto something with related material. Bah. Ka-Ching Will Smith. Blow some more shit up.