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Natural City (2003) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378428/

I'm not really sure what's going on with this movie. Something about cyborgs and a guy who is in love with one that he's trying to "resurrect".

It's an interesting watch, but probably only because it's Korean. I don't get to see a lot of foreign science fiction movies outside of the glut of Japanese anime. I sort of like it, but I tend to get confused in a couple of places. It'll be recommended, but only to those of a similar mind to me.

Very good subtitles; very few were awkward for me.



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The Machine (2013) poster

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A man works to develop an artificial intelligence for a secret military robot soldier project.

With a dark, calm tone, this movie brushes up against all the right topics. It encourages strong empathy for artificial intelligence in a way rarely seen elsewhere, and I find it deeply moving. Very highly recommended.



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Ex Machina (2015) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

A genius-recluse works on artificial intelligence, and brings in a young man to test his most recent success.

I don't know what it says about me, but I find this movie innocent, beautiful, and deeply disturbing. I honestly don't think it would be moral of me to recommend this to anyone except as a sort of cautionary tale of the inevitable.



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RoboCop 3 (1993) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107978/

The people of Detroit are being forcefully evicted and relocated to a corporate-owned city.

Unless you're a serious fan, just give this a pass. It doesn't really build on the franchise and it's corny.



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RoboCop 2 (1990) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100502/

A new wave of tailor-made drugs sweeps over Detroit, whose even bigger problem is a corporate takeover of the city.

While interesting, it's not ground-breaking like the first was.



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RoboCop (1987) poster

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A mortally-wounded cop is used as the foundation to build a police robot meant to be a tool for control but whose artificially-repressed memories and inerrant awesomeness surface to save the day.

This was a great movie in the day, and I'd bet I'm biased in saying it's still great.



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The Transformers - The Movie (1986) poster

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To solidify its power, a planet-eater tracks down the only thing which could threaten it, the "matrix of power", a device passed down from the leaders of a race of alien robots.

This was a deeply-moving movie for me as a child, though this impression was only possible because I grew up watching the original series. Re-watching this as an adult, it didn't have anywhere near that impact.

Though I do still like it, I don't know that I can recommend it, not just because it looks "old", but because it requires so much context from the series. I think for the young these days this would look like a crappy old cartoon with decent, but old, rock music.



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