I never saw I Robot, but having seen this trailer for the Indian film, Endhiran, aka The Robot, which looks a lot like I Robot, I must conclude that American filmmakers could learn a lot from Indian filmmakers. I never would have been able to not see I Robot if it had had what this film has, namely singing, dancing, sex appeal, and yes, a giant cobra made of robot men that slithers around eating cars. You could put pretty much anything in a movie about a giant cobra made of robot men that slithers around eating cars and I’d still want to see it, even Cam Gigandet.
The stunts were choreographed by the famous Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix, Kill Bill), with animatronics from Stan Winston Studios, and music by AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire). It’s reportedly the most expensive Indian film ever made at $32 million, which I assume translates to roughly $86 billion in first-world dollars*, and opens overseas later this month. HOLY CRAP, did you see the guy walk in with robot tigers on lightning leashes? Now that’s an entrance. Michael Bay wept. (And then dried his tears with a planned 10-kiloton explosion).
*not exact figures