Posted: October 27, 2014 in Movies
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Hey guys! Did you have a good Sunday? I suppose we had a rather uneventful day. I think the biggest thing that happened was that Matthew was writing code for another site we are going to have for our new project and something happened and half his code got erased. I can not wait to announce our new project, I really hope the indie dev community likes it. 😉


Today’s movie is



Matthew was excited to see this movie.

I thought it looked too similar to iRobot.

Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against harming humans. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. Imdb


  • they cannot harm any form of life and
  • they can neither repair themselves nor alter another robot in any fashion

Automata takes place in the future, in which the solar flares  have caused the Earth to be a radioactive desert. Something like 98% of the population has died off leaving only about 21 million.  To help save the population that is leftover the company ROC builds robots with the aforementioned protocols to help them build up walls. In addition to the walls they make artificial clouds to act as a shield.

These Protocols are suppose to be impossible to break. As the Science guy said at Roc, the protocols are coded into some quantum equation. I suppose what he was trying to say was it was coded into their “Dna”.

We saw how well that idea went for them didn’t we?

The opening scene you are watching this guy in a police car driving and then he ends up in what looked to Matthew as an old mall, I said possibly a subway station. I don’t know if he stumbled upon it, because it seemed more like he knew what he was looking for. He finds a robot making repairs or improvements on itself, in which he later has this to say about it.

This opening scene sets the plot. These robots are starting to repair themselves. Which obviously as stated above is something they shouldn’t be doing. The guy on the right who works for an insurance company  must investigate the strange things that have been reported. Leading him to believe that their is a clock-worker, who started all of the robots making changes to themselves.

Ok, no bs just going to say this. This movie was not memorable. At one point Matthew mentioned the music that played during a scene, I didn’t even notice music had been playing. You could say it was because I was engrossed in the scene, or that the music paired so well with the scene that they blended perfectly. However, thats why Matt mentioned it, because he was saying that the music didn’t go well with it at all. Honestly having just watched it last night, I barely remember much about it the movie.  Just little tidbits. Humans seem to be crazy because they are worried about these robots breaking their protocol and that it will be the end of us, because they are evolving. Which, on one hand yeah i suppose it would be scary to have them evolve. However, at no point in the movie did a robot hurt any humans. It was the humans that kept shooting the robots, legs, heads, shoulders.  The robots kept telling the humans that they were endangering another human and yet never did anything to stop them, when they pulled a gun on another human.

The movie is like that one teacher in school who speaks in nothing but a monotone the whole time, and you kind of zone out. There wasn’t really a climax to the story. Matthew’s comment at the end was that he felt it was trying to be deep but couldn’t quite get there.

Mine 2.5/5

Matt’s 2/5

Have you seen it? What did you think? Do you plan on watching it?

Let me know in the comments section.


Marvel’s Avengers:Age of Ultron


This isn’t a trailer but goes along with it.

Marvel has announced, that if you tune in tomorrow, October 28th, to Agents of Shield you will get to see an exclusive piece of the movie.


On November 5th, tune into “Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!” for another taste of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”–and much more!


Nightcrawler Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2014) – Jake Gyllenhaal Movie HD


automata Mythical, manlike monsters permeate the folklore of all cultures, and the dream of building an artificial man has long captured the Western imagination — witness Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). Such concerns form part of a wider fascination with mechanical toys and gadgets at large. Automata in general inspire interest by their visual appeal, being intended to induce wonder and astonishment through the magic of their movement; androids in particular are figures in human form designed to walk, talk, play music, write, or draw or perform other distinctive actions. Encylopedia

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Have a great day everyone!!


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