Bicentennial Man

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Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial man film poster.jpg
Genre: Comedy
Science-Fiction
Drama
Starring: Robin Williams
Sam Neill
Embeth Davidtz
Wendy Crewson
Oliver Platt
Release Date: December 17, 1999
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: United States


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.

Plot

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.

Bad Qualities

  1. The script is weak and dull.
  2. The story does not necessarily make sense.
  3. Unfunny juvenile humor (eg. farting).
  4. The main theme Then You Look At Me isn't memorable.
  5. Speaking of the script being dull, not only does the storyline make little to no sense, but it gets really boring as well.
  6. Poor direction by Chris Columbus.
  7. The film rips off elements of Short Circuit and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  8. The production budget was troubled.
  9. The film can't decide whether it's for children or adults.
  10. The movie expects us to like Robin Williams' character, but it is hard to identify with him.
  11. 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.
  12. Since the woman is mostly always the same person (played by Davidtz) the movie starts to seem very long and very slow.
  13. 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.
  14. The film has a somewhat pointless runtime of 131 minutes.

Good Qualities

  1. The soundtrack by James Horner, who did the score on Titanic, is magnificent and is really beautiful to listen to.
  2. A few funny scenes, as well as some humor that is actually funny.
  3. The ending is pretty emotional.
  4. Decent acting, even from Robin Williams.
  5. Depending on your opinion, it does at least have a decently lighthearted tone.
  6. The idea of robots wanting to become human does seem reasonable.
  7. Then You Look At Me may not have been too memorable, but at least Celine Dion did her best.
  8. Robin Williams' character is actually pretty likable and funny.
  9. Amazing opening title sequence.

Trivia

  • This was the last film that Chris Columbus had Robin Williams as the leading star.
  • Robin Williams later regretted starring in the film.

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Athaggard160

3 days ago
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Wait a minute, this page was a mistake.

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