This is just a mental excercise, so let’s play a little, shall we? =)
Mixing two Science Fiction worlds is always dangerous. However, both the Three Laws of Robotics from Isaac Asimov and the Matrix Universe from the Wachowski brothers explore the issue of machines becoming intelligent and having the capacity to destroy their makers, that is, us.
I was looking at this movie again last week, it’s really visually very attractive. Not that the story is not good, it’s also great (a Philip Dick story after all). I took afterwards some time to research on the movie, specially the difficulties they had during post production. Every frame was processed by hand by a huge team of animators doing digital rotoscoping all day… for 18 months!
I really like the result.