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I,ROBOT 3D Blu-ray Review

Will Smith has once again proven that he is the king of sci-fi action thrillers with Alex Proyas' I, Robot. The film recently arrived on Blu-ray in 3D and I had the chance to check it out. Unfortunately, I missed this film in theaters when it was first released, but have since seen it a number of times on the small screen. Watching it on Blu-ray surpasses all past viewings and on top of that, it has been converted to 3D.

Isaac Asimov's short story collection is the inspiration for this film that also stars Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell and Chi McBride. The film is set in the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Smith) investigating what he alone believes is a crime perpetrated by a robot. The case leads him to discover a far more frightening threat to the human race.

I, Robot is no Avatar, but it looks a lot better than I expected in 3D. I prefer animated films in 3D, but the amount of CG used during the intense robot action sequences were well worth it. The human eye can not truly tell a major difference between a movie shot in 3D, and one that is converted. The conversion process has come a long way, but is still not on par with a movie that is shot in 3D.
I have been a fan of Proyas' work since Dark City, and really loved seeing what he could do with a big budget in I, Robot. I love his use of dark tones and lighting in his movies. Will Smith really came into his own with this role of a damaged anti-hero. The supporting cast is great as well but, let's face it, Smith and the robots are your main reason for watching this movie. The colors and sound are fantastic on this Blu-ray, even if you do not have a 3D TV. 

Unfortunately, the disc does not come with any new special features. The original features from the initial DVD release have been ported over. They include an audio commentary with director Alex Proyas and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, The Making of 'I, Robot,' a still gallery, and a trailer for Arrested Development.
If you are looking for a fun sci-fi action flick on Blu-ray and/or 3D, then I, Robot is for you!
 

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