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I, Robot (2004)

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Old May 13, 2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Best Asimov Adaptation?

Is this saying much?

The only three Asimov films I can recall (other than I, Robot) are:
Bicentennial Man
Nightfall
Fantastic Voyage


All were horrible with Fantastic Voyage being the least horrid of them all but still bad.

Compared to these, I, Robot clearly stands head and shoulders above the rest but was, at best, a mediocre film that utilized very little of Asimov's vision.

How many disasters have to result from flimmakers who betray the original material from which they draw their story before they get it?
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Old May 15, 2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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Au contraire!
Fantastic Voyage was NOT an adaptation of an Asimov novel. The novel was actually an adaptation of the screenplay.
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Old May 15, 2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: Best Asimov Adaptation?

Well I don't know about the book but Bicentennial man is a good movie.
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Old May 16, 2005, 08:06 AM   #4
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Re: I am King of the Asimov Geeks

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Au contraire!
Fantastic Voyage was NOT an adaptation of an Asimov novel. The novel was actually an adaptation of the screenplay.

It's an Asimov movie nonetheless, and not a good one at that.
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Old May 16, 2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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Re: Best Asimov Adaptation?

Leave it to Asimov to turn crap into gold.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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Re: Best Asimov Adaptation?

There was a Nightfall movie? I'd like to see that...how bad is it?
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Best Asimov Adaptation?

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There was a Nightfall movie? I'd like to see that...how bad is it?

Bad in ways you simply cannot imagine.

Put it this way - It made Bicentennial Man seem like a great movie.
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Old Jun 2, 2006, 07:16 AM   #8
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Re: Best Asimov Adaptation?

As a big fan of Asimov's books I was very disappointed with both I Robot and BM. You could tell the Hollywood studio machine has left their entrails over both movies and totally diluted the drama in both.

Pity some small independent can't take up the challenge, or someone like Peter Jackson. Now he would do a great job with either the Robot or Foundation series!!
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Old Aug 1, 2006, 06:40 PM   #9
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It's complete crap...they missed everything that made the book so good.
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