I just saw the latest trailer for the upcoming Alex Proyas’ directed version of Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot”.
I’m almost speechless on this one…
First, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never read Asimov’s classic novel, but I may pick it up shortly just so I can truly appreciate the “badness” of this upcoming film.
FYI, here’s the link to the trailer: I, Robot trailers.
Now I’m pretty sure that the book was not written as an action/adventure/comedy. (Somebody back me up on this)
I was really hoping for the best with Alex Proyas at the helm. His film, “Dark City” just rocked my world with it’s creepy coolness. But this… my God, I can only think that “the suits” kidnapped a family member and held them hostage, forcing him to make the movie their way.
We’re talking cheesy “funny” lines of dialogue, WAY over the top action sequences with the robots in all sorts of poses that look like poses, if you know what I mean. It’s just Will Smith being Will Smith. Totally and completely miscast (or just mis-directed).
Just watch the trailer, then come back and barf up your comments below.