History Film / IRobot

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.]]
30th Jan '17 5:31:49 PM Kalaong
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Why Spooner hates robots. When a car crash sent him and another car into the river, a little girl was trapped in the other car. A passing robot calculated Spooner was significantly more likely to survive than she was and chose to save him. In many real life situations, rescue workers/field medics do make such decisions: it's called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]]. Spooner's emotional reaction to this (influenced by SurvivorGuilt) is that regardless of the girl's slim chances of surviving, a human would have understood that a small child should be given precedence over an adult regardless of objective assessment. Given a CallBack in the climax when Sonny [[spoiler:has to choose between injecting VIKI with the nanites to kill her, and saving Calvin. On Spooner's urging, he tosses him the nanites and saves Calvin]].

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Why Spooner hates robots. When a car crash sent him and another car into the river, a little girl was trapped in the other car. A passing robot calculated Spooner was significantly more likely to survive than she was and chose to save him.him despite his protests. In many real life situations, rescue workers/field medics do make such decisions: it's called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage Triage]]. Spooner's emotional reaction to this (influenced by SurvivorGuilt) is that regardless of the girl's slim chances of surviving, a human would have understood agreed with Spooner that a small child should be given precedence over an adult regardless of objective assessment. Given a CallBack in the climax when Sonny [[spoiler:has to choose between injecting VIKI with the nanites to kill her, and saving Calvin from the attacking NS-5s. Sonny has a high chance of accomplishing either goal but not both, while Spooner only has a slim chance of killing VIKI and ''no'' chance of saving Calvin. On Spooner's urging, As Sonny can choose to disobey the Three Laws, he tosses him Spooner the nanites and saves Calvin]].
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