6 Movie Androids Who Helped Human Kind

Saturday, December 3 by Jason Cuthbert

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	With the recent release of the robotic boxing film "Real Steel", a new walking machine named "Atom" joins this prominent list of movie androids that helped human kind. But not every movie android was meant to be an oversized "rock 'em sock 'em robot" with <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/mike-tyson-84/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Mike Tyson</a> dreams. These metallic men prefer to tackle our more pressing issues—from street crime to dumping trash. Some are even willing to destroy other androids that are out to turn our planet into their personal playground. Who knew that technology could have a loving heart?</p>
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	<strong>Optimus Prime ("Transformers") </strong></p>
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	In 2007, any kid or adult kid-at-heart that ever turned a toy vehicle on four wheels into a robot on two legs ran to a movie theater to see Optimus Prime in action. Over the course of a trilogy of transforming, the leader of the peace-protecting Autobots, Optimus Prime, went from a rugged cabover truck to that supreme commander with a deep "radio voice." Even when other Transformers doubt that saving us "primitive and violent" beings is worth the <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/risk-453/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>risk</a>, Optimus Prime is stern in his decision to fight the good fight for human kind when he says: "They have much to learn. But I've seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."</p>
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	<strong>WALL-E ("WALL-E") </strong></p>
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	When it comes to all the jobs that have to be done by human beings in order to keep our society functioning smoothing, picking up garbage is probably the least appreciated profession. So you can only feel sympathy for a cute bug-eyed garbage-collecting animated android named WALL-E, which stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class. Not only does this robot help humans do a thankless job, he also makes it possible for them to come back to the earth they abandoned in the first place.</p>
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	<strong>Robocop ("Robocop") </strong></p>
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Not only is this android officer of the law willing to help human beings, he was once one in a past life. Veteran policeman Alexander James Murphy died in the line of duty at the hands a ruthless Detroit gang in this 1987 action movie classic. A technology company with a contract with the police force to "serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law" resurrects Murphy to become Robocop. This guy is willing to take all the kinks in his armor from ammunition instead of humans taking shots to the heart. That is really nice of him.

The Terminator ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day") 

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	Anyone who has only seen the original 1984 film "The Terminator" may be a little confused as to why Arnold Schwarzenegger's time-traveling <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/cyborg/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>cyborg</a> would be considered an assistant to mankind after being an assassin. But in 1991, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" marked a new and more non-violent terminator. His job was actually to protect two flesh beings—Sarah Connor from the first film, and her son John. The real enemy this time is a shape-shifting robot that can switch from solid to liquid quicker than vomit.</p>
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	<strong>David ("A.I. Artificial Intelligence") </strong></p>
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	Haley Joel Osment, the kid who saw dead people in "The Sixth Sense", now sees living people—more specifically survivors of global warming in 2104. Osment played David, a prototype model of domesticated <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/robots-749/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>robots</a> called "mechas." His sole purpose is show unconditional love to his human owners. When his services are no longer wanted by his "family", he sets out on a quest similar to "The Wizard of Oz" with the naive hope of becoming a real boy to fit in with those who rejected him. Now that is what you call love for humans.</p>
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	<strong>Sonny ("I, Robot") </strong></p>
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This Will Smith science fiction extravaganza features a future where robots have been programmed to be servants and live in perfect harmony with human beings, which turns out to be not so perfect. When an android culprit called Sonny is suddenly responsible for a murder, Sonny tries to assist the police in finding the true killer. Sure, it may sound like Sonny has a selfish motive to help humans, but who would not be concerned about being accused for making someone else's ugly mess?