La classifica di Paste che elenca i 100 migliori robot e androidi apparsi sul grande schermo nell'ultimo secolo.
Quick: Name five things most closely associated with science fiction... Time's up! If "robots" isn't on your list, you’re either from the future where artificial humanoids are nothing but mere background radiation of contemporary living, or you are, in fact, a robot yourself, masquerading in the skin of a human right now. Robots are a mainstay of the genre for good reason: They stand in as cogent symbols of humanity's drive to create, to build, to extend its understanding of the human condition. And they carry with them all the wonder, hubris, hope and dread that that drive compels.
With sci-fi being as vogue in popular culture as ever—a seventh Star Wars and its adorable 'droids are but a few weeks away from theaters—now is the perfect time to reflect back on our favorite 'bots as represented in film.
Before we begin, some ground rules:
• "Robots," for the purposes of this list, fall into the following categories: Androids, cyborgs and intelligent automatons in general. When it comes to cyborgs, we've decided to err on the side of "mostly robot." That means, despite Obi Wan's protestations that Darth Vader is "more machine than man," for the purposes of this list, he's a smidge too human.
• With apologies to HAL, J.A.R.V.I.S., MOTHER and the like, no disembodied, purely A.I. entities. The robot must have some kind of body—typically humanoid in shape (though minor exceptions regarding shape for especially awesome robots may appear).
• The entries must have appeared in a theatrically released movie. With additional apologies to all the Benders and cylons in pop culture, the focus here is on iconic film robots.
Now let's take a glimpse into cinema past and imagine the future that might have been... and may yet become.