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I, Robot

Corrected entry: When Spooner is fighting the robots at the top of the computer at the end of the movie he loses his firearm over the side. It becomes hung up on a guide wire. How does the closed loop of the guns sling get passed the guide wire so it can become suspended?

Correction: Not a mistake, just shown too quickly. Watched in slow motion you see the loop of the sling go over the wire and catch on the protruding gun magazine.

Corrected entry: After narrowly escaping the NS5s as they destroy the older robots, Spooner races back to the city through a tunnel on his motorcycle. During this scene, there are many low-angle shots that reveal that the cars are driving on normal tires, not the spherical tires that are suggested by the wheel bulges on all cars.

Correction: The bulges on the wheel arches are there so when the car turns the front wheels have room to move.

Corrected entry: When Del Spooner jumps down from the control panel level of VIKI to get to her brain and inject the nano-robots, he tries to slow his fall by holding onto the glowing pipes. He lets go rather far from the platform above. Considering that he is already falling very fast, he should have landed very hard and cringed from the impact, but he merely landed and absorbed the impact by bending his knees. That would not be possible.

Correction: That's not what happens at all. He already slowed his decent significantly so when he dropped down, he wasn't going "very fast". Nor could you classify his drop as being from "rather far". But he does more than just bend his knees, he rolls, which significantly reduces the shock.


Corrected entry: When Dr Calvin terminates the empty shell NS5 instead of Sonny, why didn't VIKI notice and take action, even to notify the watching Robertson of the fact?

Correction: Given VIKI's ultimate goal, she simply wanted Sonny to remain active to use him like she was using the other robots. She also knew of his uniqueness and probably thought he'd help evolve the other robots (voluntarily or not).


Corrected entry: After Sonny is taken in to custody, John and Del are standing talking outside the interrogation room and you can see Sonny through the glass door. You can also see images from the CCTV along the top of the glass door. After Del winks at John and he goes inside the interrogation room, it shows a shot from behind Sonny just as the door is closing. You can see that the door is no longer glass, it has changed to a solid gray door.

Correction: What you're describing is two different parts of the door. The first, where it's glass, is from outside the room. The second, solid gray, is from inside the room. This is nothing more than advanced technology mimicking a one-way mirror in an interrogation room, where inside the room it's a reflective mirror and on the outside it's see-through glass.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, Spooner turns on his CD player-ish thing and the music starts (timestamp at 0:00). Two or three seconds later (with no interruption in the music), the player is seen again, showing a timestamp of 10 seconds.

Correction: 8 seconds elapse from when Spooner hits play to when we see the music player with the timestamp (not 2 or 3 seconds). When we first see the timestamp, it reads 0:08, then continues to count up to 0:10, but we see it go from 0:08 to 0:09 then to 0:10.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of the Ovaltine Cafe scene, the TV on the wall shows the d.o.b and d.o.d of Lanning. It says 1921-2015, but at the beginning of the film the year is shown as 2035. According to the TV Lanning would have been 94 years old when he died, but he was said to be 114 years old.

Correction: It reads "1921-2035".


Corrected entry: In the scene where Sonny jumps out of the bin and knocks Spooner's gun out of his hand, he then picks it up and points it at him. As he turns to run toward the hole in the window, the gun is not in his hand during the slow motion scene of him running, but it magically reappears in his hand as he is flying out the window.

Correction: You see the gun in his right hand the whole time. From when he flips, runs, and jumps. Even when the camera angle changes you can see the shadow of the gun when its body is blocking the view of its hand.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Del Spooner and Calvin are shooting the NS5s at the high platform, with the gangways. Spooner loses his automatic machine gun, and the camera focuses on the gun falling, but apparently the strap attached to the machine gun can wrap around a thick wire, resulting in the gun hanging there. Seconds later Spooner is able to pick up the gun without detaching or cutting the strap.

Correction: The strap of the gun just caught on its own handle. If you look closely you can see that the strap is just on the bottom of the gun's handle and would be easily pulled away by just moving the gun.

Corrected entry: When Del gets to the police station after the bag snatch, John says to him, "Lead by example. Says that on your badge," but when he uses his badge to scan into USR, there's nothing like that on it.

Correction: His comment is correct as the center crest does say "lead by example" in Latin.

Corrected entry: In the scenes where Lanning's house is being demolished with Spooner still inside, on two occasions Spooner scoops up Lanning's cat while running. First, cats are terrified of loud noise and the cat would have bolted as soon as the demo robot turned on with the floodlights shining through the windows. Also, no terrified cat would be OK with being held the way Spooner (a total stranger) was holding the cat while running. The cat would have clawed at Spooner until Spooner let it go.

Correction: Cats don't always just bolt when they are startled. I own 2 cats and they will often just freeze in one spot, looking scared, when they hear a loud noise. Also, the cat won't automatically scratch at someone who picks them up. Cat's aren't robots and there is no rule to say how a cat will react under stress or fear. The 2 cats I have react very differently from one another.

Corrected entry: When Spooner is riding his motorcycle down the freeway, all the hover cars have wheels.

Correction: There are no hover cars in this future. Just regular cars with wheels (spherical wheels, as we see in the later chase, enabling the cars to move in multiple directions). No mistake here.


Corrected entry: When Spooner gets out of his car after it crashes, he kicks out the driver's side door. But, when the robot throws the car at him, the door is back.

Correction: The door that Spooner kicks out is actually the passenger door (since the car is upside-down). The door that is "back" is the driver's door which is still intact. You can see the passenger door is still missing through the vehicle's absent windows.

Corrected entry: When Spooner looks at Lanning's body then looks up, there is a big robot statue in the lobby. When he looks around the lobby, at other times throughout the movie, there is no robot and sometimes VIKI is also in the lobby, because they only have one.

Correction: VIKI and the location of the Robot are at separate ends of the building, the robot being in the front-end of the lobby. VIKI and most of the lobby the film takes place in happens behind the robot, and behind a large glass screen.

Corrected entry: At the start of the film when Del and Calvin are in Dr Lanning's office, we see Del go to the window and pick up a book from a chair, if you notice the chair has no handles at the sides, yet the next time we see it, it has handles.

Correction: As Del picks up the book you can actually see part of the right side handle. It is just the camera angle and the fact that the handle has a 90 degree bend at the bottom that could make it look like the handle wasn't there.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film when Del turns on his CD player, it lights up blue as you can see, but a few shots later with the music still playing, if you look behind him at the CD player its now off.

Correction: When he turns the CD player on, it lights up so he can see the display, to decide if he wants to switch tracks, change volume, etc. After perhaps 30 seconds of no activity, the light shuts off. Both my cellphone and my car do this.

Corrected entry: When the Demolition Robot is destroying Dr. Lanning's house and Spooner leaps out of the house. You see his car being hit with several pieces of debris, yet later on in the movie it appears as if the car doesn't even have a scratch from the debris.

Correction: His car is most likely armored and although it might have some scratches, the Audi's shell is a silvery-white meaning light would have to hit it at a certain angle to reflect the scratches. Besides, in all of the time elapsing between the next time he uses the car, he could've had it taken to a body shop to perfect it.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie when Spooner and the Chief is at the bar, Spooner get up and says "I have to take a raincheck" and then picks up the tab for the beers. He pays for 2 beers but there was a total of 3 beers consumed. 2 by Spooner (The robot takes one away and gives him 2) and 1 by the Chief.

Correction: No mistake. He only pays for his own beers. Or he could have already paid for the first beer he drank.

Corrected entry: After Del has been to the Lake Michigan landfill site and the NS-5s start to attack, he jumps back onto his bike and flicks his left foot up to engage gear. The gears on the bike are 1 down 4 up, so 1st would have been better than 2nd for a fast escape.

Correction: This is a character mistake. What a character "should have" done is not a movie mistake. Del simply was too panicked to think and put the bike into 2nd rather than 1st.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of one scene Spooner tells all the robots not to move, but when he is against the floor and Sonny leaves, a lot of the robots come towards him asking if they can help him. the point is that what they did conflicted with the Second Law, and what they did was not the First Law so why did they do it?

Correction: The robots simply saw the possiblity that Spooner needed help - whether he really did or not. The first law "A robot cannot harm a human or, through inactivity, allow a human to be harmed," is so strongly programmed into the robots that the mere possibility eliminates any orders gave them under the Second Law. Therefore, they moved.

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Corrected entry: When Spooner comes to save his young friend from the rioting robots, he tells the girl to step off the motorcycle and wait. He then drives away at high speed for about 15 seconds. However, she manages to catch up just in time to shoot the robot attacking him. Not only would it have been impossible for her to get there so quickly on foot, but she is not even out of breath.

Correction: He drives up and out of the tunnel and then makes a U-Turn to the right, following the boy. It's completely possible for her to climb out on foot and find them if he made a trip around.

Corrected entry: When Spooner first meets Sonny in the doctor's office, he pulls the gun from his shoulder holster, but Sonny kicks it from his hand & takes it when he jumps out of the bin. Subsequently, Spooner pulls smaller gun from his ankle holster to shoot at Sonny as he jumps out the window. Once Spooner gets to the ground floor, however his ankle gun has grown in size so that he has to put it back in his shoulder holster. Spooner then picks up the original shoulder holster gun from the ground where Sonny drops it and just carries it off.

Correction: We don't really see the size of the gun that he stows in the shoulder holster. We just see him going through the motions of putting a gun there. It is likely that it would be easier for him to do this, rather than halt his pursuit to bend down and return the gun to the ankle holster.

Corrected entry: When Del is walking through the robot storage area by the place where Lake Michigan used to be and he's looking at the retired robots, Alfred Lanning's voice is talking about how "robots who are in the dark will gather at the light" and that "robots who are together in storage will gather together rather than stay apart." However, quite a while back while Del is looking at the video where this quote came from, Lanning says nothing about the robots gathering towards light, he just immediately says the bit about them staying in groups. It seems as if a shot was taken out while the doctor was talking and no one bothered to catch up with the sound. Either that or the other sentence was added later to better fit the shots of the stored robots.

Correction: When Spooner asks Dr. Calvin about the "ghosts in the machine," she makes it clear that this principle was of utmost importance to Dr. Lanning. It is likely that he spoke on this topic on several occasions, and may have varied the content from time to time.

Corrected entry: The nanites are protected by a very powerful force field, as evident by what happened to the robot Sonny throws at it. Additionally even though we don't actually see Sonny remove the nanites from the force field, we are told by V.I.K.I that she will not deactivate the field. Obviously Sonny cannot deactivate it or he would have done so before reaching in. So even though Sonny would be able to survive the trip through the force field the cylinder would not because even if the metal part was made of the same super strong alloy as Sonny the clear part is not.

Correction: As shown during that scene, that the "force field" cannot penetrate Sonny's metal alloy (i.e cannot pass through his hand/arm. Therefore all Sonny had to do was to hold the container with both hands to protect it from the "force field" since his hands are impenetratable.


Corrected entry: Early in the film, a view from Mr Robertson's office shows the Chicago skyline and a big blue body of water at the edge of the city (presumably Lake Michigan). Yet later twice Will Smith is shown at the bridge ruin with the plaque saying "this was Lake Michigan" and the lake bed seems to be dried up and all sand, no water.

Correction: In the scene where Spooner's in Robertson's office and the skyline is shown to be blue, then later at the bridge it's a wasteland, it's not certain where that bridge is, since it overlooks the place where they dump the obsolete robots. It also isn't known that the blue in the skyline is in fact, Lake Michigan. The entire area where the bridge is and the dump site, could be miles from the water.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Del goes to Dr. Lannings house, he parks his car in the courtyard and waits for the door to fully open before getting out (which takes a few seconds, as the door opens rather slowly). He then begins to walk up a nearby flight of stairs while the car door is about half-shut. But then we see an immediate shot with his car in the background, and the door is shut completely, something that would have taken a few more seconds to do.

Correction: The scene where Spooner goes to Lannings house, and get out of the car, he gets out once the door has opened enough, then the door begins to close. When he ascends the stairs the door's halfway closed, it's possible for the door to be fully cloed by the time it's seen again in the background.

Corrected entry: During the car/robot chase, the robots punch out the entire windshield. About 30 seconds later, however, the robots punch out some more windshield.(look closely at the right passenger top corner).

Correction: In the scene where Spooner gets attacked by the robots while driving, they don't punch out the entire windshield. They only punch out the part where he is. Then later in the scene they punch out the passenger part, and one more part close to Spooner.

Corrected entry: Unless future forensic science goes terribly wrong, the scientists should not have let Del touch that hologram without proper protective gloves.

Correction: Actually if future forensic science has progressed enough, it should only take about 5 minutes to extract every possible piece of evidence from such a small item, meaning that letting someone touch it without protective gloves (especially a detective) wouldn't be a problem.

Corrected entry: When Del Spooner shoots Sunny in the leg and Sunny runs out of the building, Spooner runs out to see where Sunny has gone. You can see Spooner's gun from a distance but no robot blood. In the close up shot you can see the robot blood leading up to the gun.

Correction: Sonny doesn't actually start "bleeding" until right before he drops the gun. When we see Dr. Calvin kneel down and inspect the blood, there is no blood on the ground anywhere behind her, so it would have been hard to make out from a distance. If you look at the scene frame-by-frame, you can see evidence of there being blood on the ground near the gun in one of the lead-up shots (it is very vague though, because of the blue tint of the blood).

Corrected entry: When Del Spooner was trying to escape attack from the NS-5s in the tunnel, he was flipped upside down and sent skidding across the ground. When he came to a stop, the car was rocking on its roof and we can see that it tips from side to side too fast, and the sounds heard from it rocking, show that it is rather light and hollow.

Correction: Well, the movie is set in the future, it's quite possible that they have invented new alloys that are quite light.


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