I, Robot (2004 Film)

Comparing and Contrasting the Sci-Fi Films I, Robot and The Day the Earth Stood Still College

When we examine two different films made more than fifty years apart from each other, we may surprisingly be able to find a lot ideas shared between them. The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, tells of an alien in human form named Klaatu. With his robot Gort by his side, Klaatu aims to meet with scientist Jacob Barnhardt and the representatives of Earth’s governments. He must spread the message that the people of Earth must learn to live peacefully or else they will be destroyed as they are a danger to the other planets (https://bit.ly/2NT8aw5). In I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas, Detective Del Spooner investigates the apparent suicide of U.S. Robotics founder Alfred Lanning. Set in 2035, highly intelligent robots are filling public service positions all over the world. His investigation later leads Spooner to discover a dark conspiracy that is a threat humanity (https://imdb.to/2KxU68v). While being different, the films The Day the Earth Stood Still and I, Robot also have a lot in common such as how robots, scientists, and science are portrayed.

In both films, the robots’ main purpose it to keep people safe. In I, Robot, VIKI or the Virtual Interactive Kinesthetic Interface is a supercomputer that was...

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