Movie Review: I, Robot
Starsky & Hutch meets Bicentennial Man. Honestly.
I'm not saying I didn't like it; Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk did a great job, but I, Robot explores cliches that have been explored fully before.
The cop who has a troubled past, a secret. He has an attitude problem. His boss has to keep him on a tight leash. Finally he goes too far, gets fired and pursues the case on his own. Gets proved right, saves the day. How many cop shows?
The cyber-society where robots are slowly turning from automatons into sentient beings. There's searching, misunderstanding while humans feel threatened and robots discover how illogical humans are. Perhaps this aspect is the Matrix meets Data from Star Trek.
Leadership lessons? Not many. If any.
Perhaps one is from the deceased main character, Dr. Alfred Lanning. He was eccentric, yet had foresight enough to devise an elaborate warning scheme. In amongst the stereotypes, the character of Dr. Lanning is probably my favourite - and probably the one example of a leader in I, Robot.