Robot movies...got a favorite?

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  • ercoerco Posts: 19,298
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ex_Machina's "Ava" sure is a hottie, but not exactly 3-laws safe, now is she?
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,996
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    Ex_Machina's "Ava" sure is a hottie, but not exactly 3-laws safe, now is she?
    Maybe not even 1 Law safe...
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,402
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Got Chappie at RedBox today. That didn't take long. :)

    Will report.
    Infernal Machine
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,298
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    You could have saved $1.50 by asking! Filthy language, def not kid-friendly, BTW. http://www.solarmovie.ws/watch-chappie-2015-online.html

    Lots more there too, look around.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,402
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    You could have saved $1.50 by asking! Filthy language, def not kid-friendly, BTW. http://www.solarmovie.ws/watch-chappie-2015-online.html

    Lots more there too, look around.

    Yup. A waste of a buck fiddy, and 2 hours of my time. Half of the dialog was unintelligible.
    Infernal Machine
  • Jim: You and me wouldn't last long in the gangsta rapper world, South African accents or not. I bet even Aussie Hugh Jickman had trouble keeping up with those thick accents.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Not necessarily favs, but ones I think most people would enjoy:
    Eva (Spanish) - neat way of programming the robots too (if a bit simplistic)
    Hugo - If I remember correctly, it's not a digitally controlled robot, but mechanical.  The kids will like this movie as well!
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  • Also more computer than robot, but really also the first instance of what would eventually be called the Singularity in fiction, my avatar is Dr. Charles Forbin from Colossus: The Forbin Project, a movie made in 1974 with hilariously retro technology by today's standards.  But it had a tremendous influence on me and *cough* certain online writings of mine.
  • I liked John the Robot from the movie Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. A remake of the movie was named Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet of Women. Second version is more watchable. A strong Russian robot that was left to destruction in a lava flow on the planet Venus.john-the-robot1.jpg

    Kronos was cool too. Never could figure out how it moved though....kronos.jpg

    -Steve
  • Doesn't robot "Case" violate at least two of the three laws by climbing into the ship (saving itself) ahead of Doyle, who Case doesn't help, and gets washed away? BTW, for a rocket scientist, Doyle's kinds dumb. He stands around a lot watching and shows no urgency getting back to the ship.



    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Just saw this at Wiki:

    In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

    Pressure's on, Activity Bot. Man Droid Up!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Hmm...
    A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
    There is about as much chance of being able to enforce such a law on our future AI overlords as any human government we have ever had.

  • erco wrote: »
    Just saw this at Wiki:

    In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

    A number of writers, including Brian Aldiss, Ron Goulart, Jack Williamson, DF Jones and many others ran with this concept to create robotic/super computers that protected their humans a little bit too much. There's just no winning against the more entrenched natural laws of human behavior. Robot programming can't overcome it.

    Asimov's intention, well-placed at the time, was to counter the flow of evil robot stories that were common in science fiction. Already, the Adam Link I, Robot story had come out with a similar theme as the laws he'd later enumerate.

  • ercoerco Posts: 19,298
    Alicia Vikander (robot of Ex Machina) is pretty buffed in the new Tomb Raider reboot. I'm calling that she will be the next female superhero in the MCU or DCU.

    Is there a need for a lady cyborg, kicking butt & taking names?
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Clock LoopClock Loop Posts: 1,461
    edited April 7 Vote Up0Vote Down
    IF you are bored, and can handle violence level : INSANITY .. i mean really, you probably have never watched a movie with this much carnage in it, ever.

    Watch HardCore Henry. LOL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcore_Henry



    I don't even know if the movie is about a robot, but it sure seems like it.

    If you can survive the movies completely insane, non-stop violence and chaos till the end, you will see why the movie might just be about a robot.

    54 propeller chips were all connected to a master propeller. One to rule them all....
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  • localrogerlocalroger Posts: 3,091
    edited April 7 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Asimov's intention, well-placed at the time, was to counter the flow of evil robot stories that were common in science fiction.

    And nearly all of Asimov's robot stories were about the unworkability of the Three Laws in various situations. A couple were about humans' inability to deal with robots trying to help them because of 3L imperatives. And the 4L/zeroL was about how robots might come to look almost evil to an individual human in the course of fulfilling some larger goal barely visible at the personal level, which is of course how a fair number of evil human beings end up motivating themselves.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,298
    Your comment gave me a fiendish idea for a movie: SAW with robots. Put the robots in cruel fabricated dilemmas to test their programming, decision making, and abilities to save themselves or someone else.

    DOH! DARPA beat me to it.

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Did anyone consider these two Doctor Who adventures, featuring Tom Baker as the Doctor?
    Robot, which got him started with the previous fellow's companion Sarah Jane, and then adding Harry Sullivan?

    And of course the one where he and Leela sort things out? Robots of Death.

    Oddly enough that one has been compared to I Robot.

    And all of you know of some of my favorites.....
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