It’s been almost ten years since â€œBicentennial Manâ€ was released and we have yet to see a robot come even remotely close to Andrew Martin’s (Robin Williams) caliber. Of course â€œBicentennial Manâ€ is sci-fi but with all the advances in technology we know that the line between sci-fi and reality gets blurred more and more each day.
I felt like writing about â€œBicentennial Manâ€ though not because of the sci-fi element but because, having seen it again lately, I remembered just how much of a tearjerker the movie was, and still is. If you haven’t seen â€œBicentennial Manâ€ yet don’t expect to be surprised by an unexpected twist in the plot or a sci-fi film full of imagination that is truly out there but do expect to be do expect to be immersed in a story of a robot reaching for his destiny, which is to be recognized for his humanity.â€œBicentennial Manâ€ is a remarkable film not for its novelty but because it is a great example of good old storytelling. It is one truly compelling film.
Other similar films that I enjoyed are â€œAIâ€ and â€œI Robotâ€. For me AI was as good as tearjerker as â€œBicentennial Manâ€. I think I almost died from a clogged nose right at the end when he â€œsleptâ€ with his mom. â€œI Robotâ€ was also enjoyable with more action scenes and hence a bigger hit but for me it’s storytelling just wasn’t at par with the other two â€œhumanized robotâ€ stories.