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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life
Bad robots: The very latest in artificial stupidity

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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life | Carol van Sant
Carol van Sant

Film: The Stepford Wives (1975)

William Goldman’s take on Ira Levin’s creepy-scary novel introduced the fembot to the public consciousness long before Austin Powers or Desperate Scousewives came along. This lot don’t have breast cannons but do have Polar Express eyes and a relentless urge to dust that makes them formidable for unsuspecting suburbanite Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross). Like any sci-fi satire worth its unobtainium, The Stepford Wives has a political message, here spelt out by the fact that these women’s lives revolve solely around cooking, cleaning and ‘performing marital duties’. The fact that they're also bent on killing all other women and replacing them with more fembots might be considered some sort of career and therefore some kind of redeeming feature, feminism-wise, were they not doing it all at their husbands' behest. Oh ladies! Throw off the shackles already!

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No Ed 209? The future of law enforcement, that can handle everything in the urban environment... except stairs. More

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5 Japanese 'Doraemon' belongs to this group!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon It's a robot cat from the future! Very helpful, but often with highly devastating result. It does enjoy decades-long celluloid releases, not only on printed media. More

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