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Desc:Let the nerdgasms begin.
Category:Trailers, Science & Technology
Tags:Robots, antonio banderas, genocide, consciousness, robot genocide
Submitted:Rodents of Unusual Size
Date:08/20/14
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infinite zest
Movie Boner Achieved!! I was half expecting to see "Un film de Almodovar" but I wanna check out Ibanez's other movie now too :)
That guy
He makes pretty shitty guitars, though.

SolRo
I'm gonna have to dock two stars for "That's just like saying that you are just an ape." So freakin lame.

How about

"Are you just meat?"

"Are you not a biological machine?"


aagh
Azmo23
neither of your dumb replacements convey the same evolutionary undertone

infinite zest
I heard "just a name" but wasn't looking at the subtitles. I'll admit it doesn't look like the most inventive story (to me it looks like District 9 but with robots) but here's a retort: Robots! Also Banderas looks amazing. Off topic but if you haven't seen The Skin I Live In, everyone do yourselves a favor. This isn't Harlan Ellison's illustrated screenplay that exists in my mind but it looks about as close to his I Robot as anything I can think of.

Rodents of Unusual Size
My thought when I saw this trailer was "I, Robot" but minus Will Smith = an actually good movie

infinite zest
Yeah. What's weird is I really liked Proyas' previous work (Garage Days, Dark City, The Crow) and I think at the time Smith was making the transition from "Big Willie Style" into more serious roles. Maybe I'm wrong.. it doesn't feel like 10 years ago but it was. My friends who went to see it were like "whatever you do, don't see it" but they knew a lot more about Asimov than I did, especially at the time so I torrented it and didn't finish it. Like wow. What the actual fuck. Silver lining? I still have my pair of limited edition I Robot Chuck Taylors.

memedumpster
Your friends are dumb nerds who have ruined you, I Robot was great and would have fit in easily in the book, which never explained why robots were banned on earth.

This movie does not look anywhere as good as I Robot, but it still looks watchable

memedumpster
I hope IZ realized I was joking.

infinite zest
I just got back from the Best Buy.. I was gonna get the regular DVD but they sold me on the blu ray and a new blu ray player!!!

Yeah I figured :) .. I wasn't joking about my I Robot Chucks though. Jada Pinkett Smith bought them for me when I was delivering my then-wife Kettle Chips. I guess she thought that was nice, and I had no idea who she was. Then I was like "oh! Did you know they have your husband on a pair of shoes? Cuz I think they're pretty cool! Haven't seen the movie yet tho.." anyway she turned out buying the shoes for me.

SteamPoweredKleenex
Your wife was named Kettle Chips? And you really should let doctors cover deliveries; it's not like using a vending machine, you know.


infinite zest
She worked at a shoe store. I really shouldn't try to type things out on my iphone :)

SteamPoweredKleenex
So let's rip off Asimov and Blade Runner while making a prequel to the Matrix.

Okay, why not?
kingarthur
Sold.
chumbucket
Awesome!!!
Also, that's Melanie Griffith?
Oscar Wildcat
It's a testament to Isaac Asimov's lack of creative imagination that in the real future we live in, the first and primary use of robots is as weapon systems.
Rodents of Unusual Size
they probably get around that by saying only humaniform robots or AI systems that don't have human remote controllers are held to those roles

SteamPoweredKleenex
Actually, the whole point of Asimov's three laws was being sick and tired of the lack of creativity in making either robots as kill-droids or (more commonly) as Frankenstein Monsters that always rose up to destroy their creators.

And he did have a story where after positronic robots were smeared enough in public that US Robotics went to creating things a lot more like the drones we have today for consumer use, to try and gradually bring people on board with having robots again. We're also a LONG way away from having purely autonomous robots, let alone ones that have synthetic versions of our own brains.

It's also worth noting that his stories rarely had wars going on where robots were present anyway, and space combat didn't require robots to be in charge of the weapons. In fact, it's kind of telling that you assume robots with three laws on board could kill someone.

ashtar.
I'd suggest the "robots that are not for sex" tag, but that blue haired one...
dairyqueenlatifah
Looks cool, even though I'm growing tired of dystopian future flicks.
SteamPoweredKleenex
Blame reality. That whole bright 'n' shiny new future doesn't look all that bright or attainable by most people anymore.

dairyqueenlatifah
That's precisely why I'm sick of them. I want to go to the movies to escape the steaming pile of shit the world is turning into for a couple hours, not to be reminded of it.

SteamPoweredKleenex
Then sci-fi probably isn't for you. If you're going to have robots and weird sciencey stuff, there's usually the need for some suspension of disbelief.

The reboot of "Star Trek" doesn't have that (it's basically an homage to the original series) and is more space-fantasy, so there's that. But if you want to give the audience a chance to actually think this COULD be the future, it needs a connection to our present, or it doesn't wash.

That said, the dystopia I could do without is the current crop of Young Adult "Hunger Games"-style dystopia where everything sucks because, like, the world is all crappy and you're a teenager and nobody, like, "gets you." But hey, you're still young and pretty and twoo wuvv is waiting for you right behind the radioactive ruins and the evil armies that are attacking your wuvver because you're both too young and pretty and unique snowflakes (pretty ones, mind you) for the old people who are in charge to endure. They're just like, all jealous and ugly and stuff.

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