Great source material as it is based upon the works of Isaac Asimov and has huge epic potential. It never fulfills it's potential as it is so polished and "accessible" to everyone that it drowns a great murder story and it's philosophical subject with CGI effects and action drowning much of the film's "smarter" issues. The film even turn into pure commercial and several points ruining the entire experience.
A huge disappointment considering the great sci-fi story it's based upon. I, Robot is typical of modern sci-fi films nowadays that are more concerned with gimmicks, action and looking good visually rather than storytelling, bringing to life the future and feeling believable. In some cases especially in I, Robot's case less would've been more or at least have some feeling about the story it's based upon.
Alex Proyas is a gifted director, but I, Robot suffers from Willsmithian disease, with symptoms including, counter-tone sentimentality, hero money shots, "ah, hell no!"'s, and a small chance of death or stroke. While it makes a great Blu-ray demo disc, the movie itself fails to deliver at the level its material, director and budget should dictate.
One long run of product-placements and interwoven scenes of Will Smith trying to flex like JCVD. Disgusting, lame, stupid, stupid, and did I mention that this is probably the most stupid movie that I have ever seen? 2 stars for some good visuals, but the whole movie seems like 115 minutes of brainless comercials.