August 16, 2004
I, Robot, VW, Beetle

It’s been a “slow blog” month. Please accept my apologies for lack of original content here. And please accept my apologies in advance for this most unimaginative update too.

The weekend before last I went to see the film “I, Robot” at the Vue Cinema at the O2 Centre on Finchley Road in North London. Personally I thought it was a great film. I haven’t read the book before - but all I can say is that the the film was very predictable, very funny and full of fantastic special effects. It was kind of like a fusion of Bladerunner, The Matrix, The Terminator and Robocop - all in one. Excellent entertainment. My favourite moment was the bit in the film where the NX-5 robot is slicing a cucumber in the kitchen of Will Smith’s mother’s house. That really made me laugh!

Because we decided to watch the first showing on the Sunday morning - we practically had the whole cinema hall to ourselves. I took the following picture in the car park of the O2 Centre afterwards - the solitary VW Beetle car in the background had a very distinctive “I, Robot” feel about it.

VW Beetle in the car park at the O2 Centre Finchley Road - after watching “I, Robot”

(Ignore the error - the comment will still be added - I just haven’t got round to fixing the problem yet)

Posted by jag at August 16, 2004 10:05 PM

Interesting observation about the bug. You have nailed something and I am not sure what it is , but I get that vibe.

Posted by: Fritz on August 18, 2004 02:46 AM

Fritz: I think it’s the sleek, shiny silver - with sunlight glint on the top that does it.

Posted by: Jag on August 18, 2004 04:26 PM

It’s nowhere near as beautiful as the Audi in the film though! That must be the perfect looking prototype of a futuristic car that i’ve ever seen…

Posted by: nosa on August 21, 2004 08:55 PM

Hi Nosa - I agree - the Audi TT in the film was quite spectacular!

Posted by: Jag on August 26, 2004 10:17 AM
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