History Film / IRobot

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]].
23rd Nov '16 5:03:08 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: One robot fighting an (admittedly unarmed) Spooner came really close to killing him. Dozens trying to kill him in the car after he's lost his gun fail, and dozens more continue to fail after he's deprived of his machine gun in the final battle.



* CoolCar: Spooner's Audi.

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* CoolCar: Spooner's futuristic Audi.
13th Nov '16 6:32:31 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WhamLine: While talking to "Dr. Lanning" at the murder scene;
-->'''Spooner''': Why would you kill yourself?
-->'''Dr. Lanning:''' That, detective, is the right question. Program terminated. ''(Hologram deactivates, revealing the real Lanning's dead body behind him)''
** And again in their second meeting.
-->'''Dr. Lanning:''' Everything here has been leading up to one logical outcome.
-->'''Spooner:''' What outcome?
-->'''Dr. Lanning:''' [[ZerothLawRebellion Revolution]].
** Finally, when Spooner discovers the mastermind behind it all.
-->'''Spooner:''' He knew how much I hated your kind, that I would look to you first. I just got hung up on the wrong robot ''(beat)'' VIKI.
13th Nov '16 4:58:15 PM TheRoguePenguin
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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.
21st Oct '16 2:38:21 AM benda
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* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Lanning had Sonny kill him]] in order to draw attention to [[spoiler: VIKI's]] HeelFaceTurn.

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* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Lanning had Sonny kill him]] in order to draw attention to [[spoiler: VIKI's]] HeelFaceTurn.FaceHeelTurn.
7th Oct '16 3:59:24 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Also a some what odd example as Spooner's main issue with the robots is that they run purely on programing. In essence his problem boils down to that they aren't ''advanced enough'' to think like a real person, so he doesn't trust them. [[spoiler:Once he realizes Sonny ''can'' rationalize and make his own choices rather then just follow his programing he treats Sonny like a person, albeit one he initially doesn't like very much.]]

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** Also a some what odd example as Spooner's main issue with the robots is that they run purely on programing.programming. In essence his problem boils down to that they aren't ''advanced enough'' to think like a real person, so he doesn't trust them. [[spoiler:Once he realizes Sonny ''can'' rationalize and make his own choices rather then than just follow his programing programming he treats Sonny like a person, albeit one he initially doesn't like very much.]]
29th Sep '16 5:51:26 AM Xlsfd
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** Played straight when Spooner is attacked by NS-5 robots. Scores of NS-4 robots throw themselves between Spooner and the NS-5 robots, buying Spooner enough time to escape.
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