Pacific Rim is now available to rent! In honor of such an occasion, we present to you three classic films featuring robots.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1991
From terminator to protector, this is one of the more fascinating looks into how to make a follow-up story all the more intriguing than the first. A non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end, T2 is a sci-fi film that expands our mind’s eye in regards with human technology, but also provides a valuable cautionary tale to the ethical responsibility we have with such an ability.
The Incredibles, 2004
One of the coolest films to have been produced in the past 20 years, Pixar’s story of coming-out-of-retirement superheroes is sleek, fun and packed with meaning and purpose. This was Brad Bird’s second feature following his 1999 classic The Iron Giant. Following a family that is dysfunctional in their forced superpower-hiding lifestyle, the Parr family battles a monologue-prone villain, protecting their city from a robot gone berserk, all the while trying to acclimate to their not-so super lives as citizens. It’s no easy task, but it offers a refreshing look at the value of family – and the super effort it sometimes takes to protect it.
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This is the great-grandaddy of robot and science-fiction films. A classic tale of the lower class rising against their rich and abusing masters. This German film by Fritz Lang is one of great power and mind-boggling technology at the time. Though silent, the images are haunting and the story is captivating. It’s an enthralling look into our cinematic past as the human race that gazes upon the visions of what may come.