The film also asks whether we have the right to rebel against our oppressors. The robots conclude that the right of revolution exists because their masters have a tendency to destroy both themselves and their environment.  But it is only when inalienable rights are challenged that revolt is truly justified, and the humans in this movie, though they succumb to crime and pollution, still exist within a relatively stable society. The robots want a utopian ideal that they believe justifies their coup d’état. A political message? Perhaps.

Overall, “I, Robot” is a good action movie that raises some interesting political and theological questions that are well worth discussing. It is appropriate for adults – but not children or younger teens.

OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT

  • Drugs/Alcohol Content:   Characters drink in bar with background smoking.
  • Language/Profanity:   Harsh language and obscenities.  A teenager curses, but is reprimanded.  
  • Sexual Content/Nudity: Partial nudity (side view of woman in shower; side view of man in another shower scene); upper male nudity (character wakes up in bed); a character talks about aggressive casual sex.
  • Violence:   Countless fights and shoot-outs, mostly between men and robots (guns, machine guns, pipes and other weapons); one gang-style fight between mob and robots; car chases with wrecks and property damage; shots of dead bodies, some gore.