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Bicentennial Man is a 1999 sci-fi comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Wendy Crawson, and Oliver Platt.
Richard Martin (Sam Neill) buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew (Robin Williams) by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.
- The script is weak and dull.
- The story does not necessarily make sense.
- Unfunny juvenile humor (eg. farting).
- The main theme Then You Look At Me isn't memorable.
- Speaking of the script being dull, not only does the storyline make little to no sense, but it gets really boring as well.
- Poor direction by Chris Columbus.
- The film rips off elements of Short Circuit and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- The production budget was troubled.
- The film can't decide whether it's for children or adults.
- The movie expects us to like Robin Williams' character, but it is hard to identify with him.
- As the movie progresses, it slowly abandons its most promising themes and paradoxes, and turned into a series of slow, soppy scenes involving love and death.
- Since the woman is mostly always the same person (played by Davidtz) the movie starts to seem very long and very slow.
- There are infamously misleading ads where Galatea sings "U-g-l-y"; it turns out that it didn’t appear in the movie at all.
- The film has a somewhat pointless runtime of 131 minutes.
- The soundtrack by James Horner, who did the score on Titanic, is magnificent and is really beautiful to listen to.
- A few funny scenes, as well as some humor that is actually funny.
- The ending is pretty emotional.
- Decent acting, even from Robin Williams.
- Depending on your opinion, it does at least have a decently lighthearted tone.
- The idea of robots wanting to become human does seem reasonable.
- Then You Look At Me may not have been too memorable, but at least Celine Dion did her best.
- Robin Williams' character is actually pretty likable and funny.
- Amazing opening title sequence.
- This was the last film that Chris Columbus had Robin Williams as the leading star.
- Robin Williams later regretted starring in the film.