Short Circuit Reviews
Directed By: John Badham
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg
Plot: When a laser-armed Department of Defense robot named Number 5 gets zapped by a lightning bolt, he "malfunctions" and starts spouting peace slogans and developing a human-like consciousness. Naturally, the newly pacifist machine wants out of the military and escapes. As a frantic search for the creature begins, Number 5 settles down in his new home, with a gentle young woman named Stephanie (Ally Sheedy), who has every intention of holding on to her find, teaching Number 5 about popular culture and other mysteries of life. Thoroughly convinced that the robot is alive, she develops a strong bond with the creature. In order to prevent his capture by the military--who view Number 5 as an armed-and-dangerous weapon--the pair must convince his inventor, a reclusive scientist named Newton Crosby (Steve Guttenberg), that he is truly alive and more than just a metal machine. (Yahoo!)
Review: This movie is what the 80s were all about come up with an original ideal write a decent script get a star filled cast and make a pretty decent movie. I love this movie it has great comedy and emotional moments I find myself believing Number 5 is alive. This movie is in my top 25 must see films. One more thing this is a funny Steve Guttenberg like Police Academy not Crappy Guttenberg.
Recommendation: Rent if you can find it but if you love movies buy it you can find it for four dollars at most stores or ten dollars on Blu-Ray.
Interesting, The 80's had a very positive view of AI where as we seem to have developed a very "End of the World" view of AI.
That aside, a very fun and positive move that it still watchable today. Good job folks!