YMMV / Colossus: The Forbin Project

  • Foe Yay: Between Forbin and his creation Colossus. It starts becoming blatant towards the middle of the film with Colossus insisting that cameras be set up throughout every single one of Forbin's rooms to monitor him at all times, with no exceptions, except for a few hours four days a week which Forbin insists he needs for man/woman sex (AKA time to plot against Colossus). Colossus comes across as a little jealous and probing, and there are plenty of scenes of him... I mean... it... zooming in on Forbin and seriously checking him out after he gets out of the shower, and after he undresses in front of Colossus.
    Colossus: In time you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love.
    Dr. Forbin: Never!
  • Fridge Logic: Colossus is self-powered, sealed off against any attack or sabotage...what about repairs?
    • What about running out of fuel, for that matter?
      • In the novel, the nuclear reactor that powered Colossus (and provided the radiation belt around the installation making re-entry to the complex impossible) was described as having a projected lifespan of 1200 years.
    • What about physically disrupting the communications lines (the cables have to exit the bunker somewhere.)
      • In the novel, it was made explicitly clear that any attempt to tamper with Colossus' data input lines would trigger a full-scale nuclear "drench" from all USNA (United States of North America) weapons.
    • What about: Colossus has already ordered the isle of Crete evacuated; WorldControl v 2.0 will undoubtedly correct the above shortcomings.
    • They could still cut the lines before that happened.
      • The cutting of the first data line would trigger Colossus to fire all of its weapons at the USSR. With or without the existence of Guardian, the USSR would be guaranteed to respond.
      • Unfortunately, the film didn't take the time to make these plot points, essential as they were to establish how Colossus (and Guardian) functioned.