Sci Fi Movie Podcast Bicentennial Man

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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire,  Jonathan Colbon and Ian Fults

Podcast length: 53:57

Sci-Fi Movie Podcast - Bicentennial Man PosterThis time on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, we’re digging deeper into “Bicentennial Man” from 1999, directed by Chris Columbus.

The Positive
Exploring the fundamental questions about the nature of Humanity, “Bicentennial Man” explores the boundaries between man and machine and asks, ‘At what point can a machine actually become human?’.  This, as we say at The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, is a film that really holds up the mirror to Humanity.  It’s a touchy and heart warming story that makes us look at our own prejudices and think about what it is to be Human.

The Negative
Bicentennial Man” was one of our most polarizing films to date. Ian hated it and Jonathan loved it, Rem was somewhere in the milquetoast middle. Ian didn’t like the way the Humans treated Andrews and Jonathan really enjoyed the exploration of Humanity. Rem found it ok to watch, but it seems to focus a bit too much on Robin Williams and not enough on Andrew the Robot.

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The Verdict
Bicentennial Man” is a good watch if you’re looking for a thoughtful film about Humanity and the search for identity and connection. There are no car chases, laser battles or fight sequences, so be aware it’s slower paced and introspective outing. It’s certainly a movie the whole family can watch, so give it a spin.

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Isaaac Asimov – “The Bicentennial Man” and Robert Silverberg – “The Positronic Man”

Cast
Robin Williams – Andrew Martin
Embeth Davidtz – Little Miss Amanda Martin / Portia Charney
Sam Neill – ‘Sir’ Richard Martin
Oliver Platt – Rupert Burns
Kiersten Warren – Galatea

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Bicentennial Man