There are three type of movies.First ones are bullshit type of movies. You watch them anytime, with anybody, in any mood - they are what they are - bullshit. They are like people who are pompous without any substance. They are posers. E.g. most of the overrated Bollywood movies.
Then there are those movies which are bad, but then they never pretend to be good. These are endearing kind of movies which you can watch with your friends and have a few good laughs. I like these. E.g. Movies of Mithun Da (even Ukrainian founder of Whatsapp loves him!), most of the kung fu movies from Hong Kong where youngsters wear wigs of white hair to look like elderly warriors, and movies of cult superheroes like Rajinikanth and Chuck Norris. This also includes low budget films from small towns like Malegaon.
Then there are true gems of the movies. This list is also huge. This includes traditional movies as well as some groundbreaking movies which start a new trend - Avatar is definitely one such film in recent times. The list is subjective, and I will write about these somewhere else.
The last category of movies is that of personal favorites which may have bombed on box-office. These are not top-of-the-list movies but still are memorable personally. For me, such movies include Shooter, Enemy of the State, Meet Joe Black, Kushti, Kingdom of Heaven, and among others - I, Robot.
But what all this has to do with the title?
That, Detective, is the Right Question!The title of this blog comes from a dialogue from the movie 'I, Robot' which is based on the novel of Isaac Asimov. If you ask me which is favorite line from any movie, I am sure this line will pop up in my head.
In this movie, Dr. Alfred Lanning is the proponent of Three Laws of robotics -
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
- A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Here is the dialogue -
Detective Del Spooner (played by Will Smith): Is there a problem with the Three Laws?
Dr. Alfred Lanning (dead - apparently a suicide but actually killed by a manipulated robot; Now survived as a software program?): The Three Laws are perfect.
Detective Del Spooner: Then why would you build a robot that could function without them?
Dr. Alfred Lanning: The Three Laws will lead to only one logical outcome.
Detective Del Spooner: What? What outcome?
Dr. Alfred Lanning: Revolution.
Detective Del Spooner: Whose revolution?
Dr. Alfred Lanning: *That*, Detective, is the right question. Program terminated.