Robots. So often they go wrong in films, and turn into the villain of the piece. And when this happens, we’ve noticed their eyes will turn red. It’s super common! We’ve even compiled a list…
It all came about when Joni watched 2001: A Space Odyssey last night (it never loses its appeal):
I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.
Script co-writer Arthur C. Clarke was inspired by The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) and we can see why!
The Terminator (1984) Dir. James Cameron
Another evil red-eyed robot (eventually turns good)
Some incarnations of Trask’s Sentinels have the old red-eye mischief trait. Pesky Sentinels… But The Matrix (1999) gave us even more Sentinels to worry about!
Disney joined in with Wall-E & Big Hero 6 – in truth a film full of homages
In case you missed it, it’s Auto in Wall-E (2008) we were obviously referring to.
STOP AT A RED LIGHT
Not quite red eyes but a red light on the chest spelled trouble in I, Robot (2004) Dir. Alex Proyas
I’m sure HAL 9000 will forever appear in & influence popular culture, whether you like it or not
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