History Film / IRobot

15th Jun '17 6:26:14 PM Anddrix
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* GenreSavvy: Spooner is much more competent and informed than others assumed, and was recruited precisely because he's suspicious and untrusting of robots when everyone else is not.
-->'''Spooner:''' Robots, you will not move, confirm command. \\
'''Robots:''' Command confirmed. \\
(''Spooner pulls out his gun and points it at the robots'') \\
'''Calvin:''' Detective, what are you doing? \\
'''Spooner:''' Well, you said they've all been programmed with the Three Laws, so that means we've got a thousand robots that won't try to defend themselves if it violates a direct order from a human. And I'm betting one who will.
26th May '17 6:09:01 PM ThePest179
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** Ironically, ''Film/BicentennialMan'' chooses to avoid using "U.S. Robotics". Mostly because the people working at the company in that movie are jerks.
23rd Apr '17 4:58:49 PM Tightwire
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** This is what basically proves to the police that Sonny is 'defective', since a normal robot wouldn't be stirred up at all by an interrogation. Being the only one on the scene, and the only one strong enough, he ''must'' be responsible. But for Spooner, one thing is missing - motive.



* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Robertson, the head of USR is set up as the BigBad. Spooner gets attacked by rogue robots right after a scene shows him being informed of Spooner's accessing some files. Turns out he has little to do with the whole plot and he was killed, presumably after learning VIKI's plan.]]



* RobotMaid: The [[ZerothLawRebellion intended]] purpose of the NS-5 robots.

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* RobotMaid: The [[ZerothLawRebellion intended]] purpose of the NS-5 robots.robots - humanity would be safe, but would ultimately be enslaved.
1st Apr '17 8:11:18 PM DustSnitch
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'''Spooner:''' Well, you know, there ''was'' [[{{Jesus}} this one guy]], a really long time ago...

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'''Spooner:''' Well, you know, there ''was'' [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} this one guy]], a really long time ago...
9th Mar '17 8:36:31 AM Scorpio3002
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: Sonny's question above also qualifies as this.
9th Mar '17 8:20:41 AM Scorpio3002
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* YouCantGetYeFlask: Detective Spooner is constantly frustrated when asking Dr. Lanning's hologram questions, because severely limited how many questions it was programmed to answer. It is a frustration that old-school text-parser RPG players can relate too very well.

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* YouCantGetYeFlask: Detective Spooner is constantly frustrated when asking Dr. Lanning's hologram questions, because severely limited how many it is has a very shallow pool of questions it was programmed to answer. It is a frustration that old-school text-parser RPG players can relate to all too very well.
8th Mar '17 9:39:17 PM Scorpio3002
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* YouCantGetYeFlask: Detective Spooner is constantly frustrated when asking Dr. Lanning's hologram questions, because severely limited how many questions it was programmed to answer. It is a frustration that old-school text-parser RPG players can relate too very well.
9th Feb '17 1:16:59 PM morenohijazo
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* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The one behind the plot isn't Robertson, but VIKI.]]



* {{Technophobia}}: There's [[Creator/WillSmith Del Spooner]], a Chicago police detective that hates and distrusts robots because one of them rescued him from a car crash, leaving a young girl to die because her survival was statistically less likely than his.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The one behind the plot isn't Robertson, but VIKI.]]
7th Feb '17 11:33:27 AM MadCat221
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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: The NS-5s have human-like, translucent faces and a glowing red light in their chests. Sonny's thicker coating makes him somewhat more tolerable despite sharing the design, as his face is mostly solid. That aside, did no one at USR think to focus group their appearance before going into mass production? By contrast, the previous models have very simplistic, solid designs that make them look fairly unintimidating.

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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: The NS-5s have human-like, translucent faces and a glowing red light in their chests. Sonny's thicker coating makes him somewhat more tolerable despite sharing the design, form factor, as his face is mostly solid. That aside, did no one at USR think to focus group their appearance before going into mass production? By contrast, the previous models have very simplistic, solid designs that make them look fairly unintimidating.
30th Jan '17 5:41:46 PM Kalaong
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* EagleEyeDetection: Spooner uses this at the scene of Dr. Lanning's supposed suicide, to debunk the suicide theory and support the idea of it being murder. [[spoiler:It was ''assisted'' suicide - specifically meant to ''look'' like murder, done as part of a ThanatosGambit.]]

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* EagleEyeDetection: Spooner uses this at the scene of Dr. Lanning's supposed suicide, to debunk the suicide theory and support the idea of it being murder. [[spoiler:It murder; Lanning supposedly threw himself through a window, but when Spooner attempts to do the same with a chair, he's stopped by the safety mesh - [[spoiler:''despite'' having a prosthetic limb capable of shattering '''pre-stressed concrete.''' Turns out it was ''assisted'' suicide - ''by Sonny'' - specifically meant to ''look'' like murder, done as part of a ThanatosGambit.]]
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