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  • However, they are decent people who treat Andrew as a human being

    • by Frederick
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      There is something special about robot movies, provided that they are done well, of course. This one is.

      Robin Williams plays Andrew, the ‘bicentennial man’ - a robot.

      Built to work as a servant (a bit of a clich perhaps, but it is only logical to use robots for that), Andrew enters the Martin family.

      The Martins are wealthy,


      of course; not every family can afford buying a robot.

      However, they are decent people who treat Andrew as a human being.

      Somehow, it affects him and teaches him to have human emotions.

      Andrew considers the Martins his family, and becomes a part of it.

      Andrew’s tragedy is in watching them die as they age.

      This story is unusual ...


      • in following several generations, not just one, watching them through Andrew’s eyes.

        I do not recall any other story like this, although it only makes sense that a robot’s much longer life span would be explored in such a way.

        The plot is very well thought-out.

        Andrew changes throughout the story, he begins as a full-scale robot, but then

        gradually becomes more human-like in his appearance (though upgrades) as well as on the inside.

        Robot movies always leave me with a childish desire to have a robot of my own, and this one did as well.

        I’d love to have the kind, patient Andrew around, and be sure he will continue to take care of my family after I die.

        Who wouldn’t?




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