The Complete Circle of Protection

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The Complete Circle of Protection, The 3 Laws of Robotics.

1.A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2.A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

That is what was said in the latest action flick, I Robot. The movie, based on the works of a popular science fiction author, Isaac Asimov, is a refreshing and thought provoking movie that ive seen in a while. While this movie is Science Fiction, some may or may not like the movie but personally, i really like the plot.

Having read some of the author’s books before, i must say that this movie is a good adaptation about some of the ideas and philosophy that the author has created in his books. If anyone were to read Isaac Asimov’s book, one is bound to be familiar with the 3 Laws of Robotics, or the Zeroth Law. It is the complete circle of protection and it basically says that with these laws in place, a robot cannot harm a human being.

This movie is science fiction, and i mean really science fiction. The settings and environment that you see in the movie are out of this world, never even thought off. Its hi-tech, beautiful and its one of the most realistic visualisation of how the world might look like 30 to 50 years from now.

This movie is about this detective, Mr Spooner, played by Will Smith, who is currently investigating a murder of a scientist, the inventor if the 3 Laws, and co-founder of US Robotics (USR), which specialises in creating robots. The setting is roughly 40 years from now and it is a world where robots are everywhere, taking care of human beings doing the jobs of human beings. USR is one of the largest company in the world. The scientist, was found dead in this high tech office building of USR. By the looks of it, the scientist committed suicide, because he jumped out from his office. However, Mr spooner is not convinced that he committed suicide. Having a paranoia against robots due to his past and bitter experiences, he decided to further investigate the case. What happened after that was something he did not expect. He soon realised that the doctor was leaving him breadcrumbs or clues as to the motive of his suicide. He soon found out that one robot specifically made by the doctor actually killed the doctor and broke the 3 Laws of Robotics. That would soon act as a catalyst for a series of events that might bring the freedom of humanity into the brink of destruction or if the detective tries to gain back the trust of that unique robot, he could use its help to save mankind.

Though the plot isnt something new, although its interesting, its the setting that this story that was based on that kept the movie going.  I actaully didnt expect that many special effects in the movie and i was pleasantly surprise that the use of intensive special effects throughout the movie was pleasant to the eyes as well. The design of the robot is really fantastic and the graphical aspect of the robot like walking, running, climbing are pleasant for the eyes. All in all, the special effects are clean, smooth and feels like its real.

For those who haven watched it, this is a must watch movie for this month!

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