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Top 10 Big-Screen Robots - Movies In Focus
Robots have been a part of cinema since its creation and still make for intriguing on-screen presences. With RoboCop set for release on 9 June 2014, Movies in Focus counts down the most memorable movie cyborgs to have graced our screens. Evil Maria – Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang’s classic sees an inventor, who has created a robot to resurrect his deceased wife, apply the likeness of a popular female worked named Maria (played by Brigitte Helm) in an attempt to ruin her reputation amongst her peers. Once completed, the robot is an evil incarnation of Maria and wreaks havoc in the dystopian future depicted by Lang. R2-D2/C-3PO – the Star Wars series (1977-2005) Not only are these two of the most beloved robots in cinematic history, but one of the most revered fictional filmic double acts to adorn the screen. R2-D2 (played by Kenny Baker) is an astromech droid, whilst C-3PO (played by Anthony Daniels) is a protocol droid. They are two of the four characters who appeared in all six films – and are set to appear in JJ Abrams’ 2015 reboot. Ash – Alien (1979) Ian Holm played Ash, a science officer aboard the Nostromo who breaks quarantine [...]