Robot Stories Reviews
One story I liked "Machine Love", one story I didn't like "The Robot Fixer" and the other two were average.
Each story is about the length of a TV Show minus the commercials.
Overall Rating: 5.4/10
There is very little heavy lifting on display here; no deep sci-fi ala Philip K. Dick or even pondering the ethics of Robotic Code, or, except for the last tale, any pondering of morality or the soul, as one gets with Asimov. Belying the title, these series of stories are concerned more with simple human elements, and really, robotics, or AI have very little to do with it.
For example: the first story, entitled Robot Baby, deals with parenting more than anything. A young, successful career couple decides to have a child - only in this future scenario the couple must first tend and nurture a robot baby. There is a nice twist at the end of this story, which makes the viewing viable, but really, without the twist the story is very "been there, seen that".
The second story is so very "so what" that I'm not even going to give it a second thought, while the third has only a "cute" factor going for it, along with one of two decent performance in the film (oddly by the writer/director himself - hmmm, perhaps the entire project was merely a way for him to show off his robotic shtick).
The fourth story has a bit of gravitas to it, containing the other bright performance, in a tale dealing with questions of the soul and the definition of humanity. Here there is a bit of artistry in the filmmaking, but otherwise the stories are all very straight forward, and the direction and cinematography echo that.
Overall, nothing to write home about, or even truly recommend.
Robot baby - a small robot baby that has to be handled like a real baby, to prove they can take care of this in order to be able to adopt a real one.
Robot fixer - this one I didnt get that much, hes in a coma after a carwreck and I think he dreams of himself and his mother.
Machine Love - a new kind of interactive person "G9 iPerson" a working robot who is build to interact with his employees, but the real persons just think hes a freak and not someone you can talk to. This is the best of the stories in my oppinion.
Clay - the end of the tale, ends up kind of where it began, everyone shape their own life and their own possibilities.