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Who or what is the coolest robot you've seen in a movie?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26680points) May 11th, 2011

They may not always be there trying to dominate the scene but when they do, they make quite a big impact stealing the show and more often than not becomes unforgettable. Robots in movies. So which are your favorites and why?

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Edit: Maybe that doesn’t count, since HAL was more of a computer program than a robot. In that case, I’ll cast a vote for Rosie from The Jetsons. She showed common sense and got the tasks done while showing empathy, making her a role model.

Edits again: I suppose that doesn’t count either, since it wasn’t a movie, at least one that I have seen. Okay kids, it is time for me to retire for the evening.

Faze44's avatar

R2D2-Star Wars- coz he was cool

john65pennington's avatar

Five Alive….........“Stephanie”.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

The robot from Demon Seed was pretty bad ass. All hail Proteus!

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Colossus, though not really a robot, was about as cool as it gets.

King_Pariah's avatar

Whatever that one’s name was from I, Robot.

Plucky's avatar

Edward Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands (although, he was more a cyborg than robot)
The Fix-Its from *batteries not included
Johnny 5 from Short Circuit
R2-D2 from Star Wars

I liked them because they were cool and cute :)

bob_'s avatar

Terminator 2.

Beulah's avatar

Optimus Prime of Transformers

Sunny2's avatar

R2D2 from Star Wars. I loved his shape, his movements and his communications system. I don’t know how they did it, but this little round robot brought out affection in me. C3PO, although he spoke English and looked somewhat humanoid left me cold. I think it was his fuss-budgety manner.

downtide's avatar

Not technically a movie, but I like Marvin from the original Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC series.

Also, Data from Star Trek Next Gen.

weeveeship's avatar

Mobile Suit Gundam. All Gundams are awesome.

ucme's avatar

Wall-E is certainly the cutest, no competition, but the coolest would have to be Droidekas. Okay, as the name implies they’re not technically robots, but I don’t care see!

Cruiser's avatar

Robot from Lost in Space.

Jeremycw1's avatar

R2D2 was awesome because he saved everyone’s asses multiple times. When they need doors opened? R2. When they were being crushed in the garbage compactor? R2. That little guy was a trooper.

Seelix's avatar

Droidekas are definitely badass. I like the basic Battle Droids, too, with their “Roger roger“ing. Artoo totally amped up the awesome when he demonstrated his ability to freakin’ fly! I know General Grievous is not really a robot, either, but he was pretty creepy-lookin’.

As for just general heartwarminess, I have a couple: Data, of course. And Lore, too, because he’s Data’s evil twin. And who doesn’t love Kryten from Red Dwarf? Speaking of Red Dwarf, I know he’s a computer, not a robot, but you gotta love Holly. (Not Hilly, though.)

mazingerz88's avatar

@downtide MARVIN the depressed robot, yes he’s one of my favorites! Very funny!

downtide's avatar

@Seelix I loved the early Red Dwarf series. Holly was great.

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mazingerz88's avatar

@noelleptc Hmm, now that you mentioned it, you might really like the robot in Castle in the Sky since the head design is almost similar and the way it moves.

Jeremycw1's avatar

He’s not from a movie… but Bender is pretty awesome! haha

mazingerz88's avatar

The cowboy robot played by Yul Brynner in Westworld was quite the shooter.

keobooks's avatar

I loved Holly from Red Dwarf and the ORIGINAL Marvin from the Hitchhiker’s television series. I didn’t like the bobble head from the movie.

Here’s one from out in left field though—I kind of liked the male prostitute android from AI. I liked how he was so lifelike, yet had cheesy enhancements, like he could tilt his head a certain way and make a romantic soundtrack pop out a speaker somewhere on him. Or he’d just randomly tapdance or do little magic tricks. It was an odd combination of sweet, corny and cheesy.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Marvin the Paranoid Android.


mazingerz88's avatar

I love Marvin. I have a Marvin collectible.

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