Robot movies have been around for a long time — longer than most realize. One of the greatest movies ever made, Metropolis, features a robot, and it came out in 1927. Of course, that robot was an actor in a suit, and that's mostly how robots have worked in film for decades. Even R2-D2 and C3PO were just a couple of actors in robot suits. Granted, this has changed in recent years, but for most of the 20th century, robots were included in film through either stop-motion animation or via people in suits. That's no longer the case, and most robots in movies are inserted via CGI.
It wasn't until the invention of CGI that movie robots managed to improve to the point that they looked realistic. Granted, that took a long time to perfect, but these days, it's difficult to tell that a CGI robot isn't real. Of course, that's not true of every example, but some films have managed to truly entertain audiences through the use of CGI. When robot movies embrace the tech, the SFX artists often go the extra mile by including intricate details, many of which are easy to miss on first viewing.
Every so often, a fan notices one of these CGI details from robot movies and posts them to the Movie Details subreddit. When other folks see these, they often demand a rewatch so they can be seen in the film themselves. This list highlights some of the more interesting CGI details in robot movies that demand a rewatch.
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Sonny Isn't In Step With The Other Robots In 'I, Robot'Photo: I, Robot/20th Century Fox
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The Last-Surviving Ultron In 'Age Of Ultron' Is The One Cap Fought Earlier
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The Typing Robot In 'Wall-E' Is Pressing Only Ones & Zeroes
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Killing Sonny Effectively Saves Him In 'I, Robot'Photo: I, Robot/20th Century Fox
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Bumblebee's 'Breakfast Club' Move Is A Callback To Judd Nelson And 'Transformers: The Movie'Photo: Bumblebee/Paramount Pictures
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Some Of Rodney's "Parts" Are From His Grandparents In 'Robots'Photo: Robots/20th Century Fox