Bicentennial Man didn't
find its mark.
The mix between humor and drama didn't
work, and I found myself a little bored and started looking at
all the special effects rather than following the pointless story.
They should have stuck to comedy rather than try to get too serious.
The movie offered nothing new and left
me, well bah, humbug!
Nothing destroys a science fiction film
faster than sentimentality--Robin Williams gives us his schtick,
and subtle he is not.
Bicentennial Man tries,
and I mean tries, hard to be a story with a pay off. But
we (the jaded audience) have seen it all before.
Don't get me wrong, the art direction is
wonderful and the first half of the movie is filled with competent
performances. Then the schmaltz moves in, only to be overwhelmed
by the manipulative digital soundtrack.
If you like Robin Williams, you'll probably
like this story. But I found it banal, mawkish, and, frankly,
(Sings: The Very Thought of You
and Embraceable You.)
Robin Williams plays a tin man who grows
a heart in this romantic drama, and after a time he is able to
experience different human emotions. Love is very important for
I liked the movie, with its futuristic
vision of San Francisco and life in general, with a whole lot
of computer-generated imagery going on.