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Best movies about robots

Nowadays we are hearing a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence or AI and robotics. We have even felt their presence in our surroundings in one or the other way. The technology sounds new but its seeds have been long sown. Do you know that AI found its way into film-business around 100 years ago? Yes, the 1927 release Metropolis depicts AI that takes the form of a humanoid robot with an intent on taking over the titular mega-city by inciting chaos.

1. The Terminator (1984)

For many years the robots that threatened us sci-fi films looked like actual robots. They were made from metal and gears and spinning doodads and spoke like machines. However, when James Cameron cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as the killer robot from the future from the very first Terminator movie (which, to be fair, owed much to Westworld) he not only assisted realize our deepest anxieties about robots (that they would be better, more powerful humans than even humans themselves) but in addition, he found an ideal part for an Austrian behemoth with restricted range and drone-like shipping. Years later, with the sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Cameron revolutionized the culture yet again: This time, he helped turn into a politically ambitious Schwarzenegger in an almost conversational, family-friendly figure, and he also used state-of-the-art CGI to provide us the T-1000, whose”polymetal metal” presence was closer to magic than to mechanics.

The Terminator (1984) - IMDb

2.The Matrix (1999)

The great fear underlying artificial intelligence films is that the notion that after a certain stage, the world will not want us anymore. The Matrix gives that idea among its resonant portrayals: During this future, humans are used as batteries for giant robot monsters while their heads are kept occupied with a digital reality simulacrum of the world. Therefore, it brings together the technical anxiety inherent in the majority of robot stories with a Zen questioning of the nature of reality. Years later, it’s still fantastic.

The Matrix (20th Anniversary Screening!) – Rio Theatre

3.A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

After Stanley Kubrick died he left behind this long-awaited project about a youthful, sentient robot-boy’s efforts to become fully human. Kubrick fans will argue forever about whether Steven Spielberg (whom Kubrick had allegedly handpicked to guide the film) did justice to Kubrick’s vision, but it can not be denied that he poured his heart and soul into this movie. Authentic, Spielberg’s film isn’t so much concerning artificial intelligence and the philosophical question of sentience; rather, it is the moving narrative of a young boy (played by then-boy-of-the-moment Haley Joel Osment) looking for acceptance, and learning what it means to appreciate. And it’s beautiful.

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Prolog

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