Andrew, the NDR series robot was introduced to the Martin family to perform housekeeping and maintenance duties. The family discovered that Andrew can both identify emotions and reciprocate in kind because of the rejection of the older daughter named Grace and other situations. When Andrew accidentally breaks the figurine belonging to Little Miss –Amanda, the younger daughter, he carved the same figure out of wood. From that, the family was amazed by his creativity and Sir Richard Martin takes Andrew to his manufacturer to ask if all robots are like him. But the CEO of the company observes that this development is a problem so he wishes to scrap Andrew. Sir Martin did not agree and angrily takes Andrew home and allows him to pursue to his own development and at the same time he encourages Andrew to educate himself to humanities. (See more: http://essaylab.com/blog/hero-movie-analysis)
Years passed by when the grown up Little Miss had been wedded to his husband. From that Andrew realizes that there will be no more orders so he request for a freedom that leaves Sir Martin dismayed. So Andrew builds his home at the beach and lives alone. In 2048, Andrew was called to the Martin’s Residence, and there he saw Sir Martin on his deathbed apologizing for banishing him while silently bidding goodbye.
After some time, Andrew went on an exploration of his same NDR series robot to discover if others, like him, developed their sentience. After some failure, he saw Galatea, an NDR robot that has given a feminine attribute and personality. However, these are simply the aspects given and programmed to her and not something developed unlike what just happened to Andrew. Rupert Burns owned this Galatea. He is the son of the original NDR robot designer. Rupert works more on giving human look on robots but he’s lack of funding. Andrew agrees to finance Rupert in order to give him artificial face and hair. Over those years, he maintains contact with Little Miss. In 2068, Andrew comes back to greet Little Miss but what he saw was the granddaughter of Little Miss named Portia.
Little Miss, now aged, was silently dying in the year 2070. Andrew went to the hospital to her for one last time. As Little Miss, silently passes away, Andrew feels the pain of unable to cry and realizes that every human he cares for will eventually die.
Andrew has been be-friend with Portia. And their friendship turns into romance. But Portia was unsure if she will continue investing her emotions into a machine and almost marry someone else but Andrew confronts her about her emotions. In the lead that Andrew realizes that their relationship would never be socially accepted, he petitioned to the World Congress to accept him as a human but is rejected.
In 2150, Portia now in middle-aged, confess that she doesn’t want her life forever be prolonged by the medical inventions of Andrew. So Andrew worked with now elderly Rupert to introduce blood into his system and cause to decay his brain thereby allowing him to age.
Sometime later, Andrew, for the second time, appeals his petition to the World Congress to recognize him being a human.
And in 2205, while they’re lying on their death bed and watching the Speaker of the World Congress announces on television the court’s decision: that Andrew Martin is officially recognized as human, and that aside from "Methuselah and other Biblical figures," is the oldest human being in history at the age of two hundred years. And on the same time the speaker legalize the marriage of the two. Andrew passed by while listening to the broadcast and Portia ordered the nurse, human-looking Galatea, to unplug the life-support machine. The story ends with Portia about to die, hand-in-hand with Andrew and whispering the words, “See you soon”.
* Characters. Andrew, an NDR series robot, worked in the Martin family as housekeeping and maintenance duties. He was considered as unique by his master for having the ability to identify emotions and reciprocate. Little Miss –Amanda is good one in treating Andrew than her older sister Grace, who in the first place don’t like Andrew and keep on rejecting him. Sir Richard Martin, father of Grace and Amanda, purchased Andrew as a houseboy in help with his wife. He is the one who allows and encourages Andrew to pursue his development and to educate himself to humanities, respectively. Galatea, an NDR robot, who was given a feminine attributes and personality and owned by Mr. Rupert Burns. Mr. Rupert Burns, the son of the original NDR robot designer, helps Andrew to transform into full human being through processes. Portia, the granddaughter of Little Miss –Amanda, who has been the wife of Andrew is genetically acquired the physique and appearance of Little Miss. * Setting. The story happened in 2005, when Andrew was introduced to Martin family to perform housekeeping and maintenance duties. * Plot. It is the story of a special android named Andrew who was purchased by the Martin family as a housekeeper. He proves to be unique when he starts displaying his curiosity, creativity and even human emotions. Over the course of his association with the Martin family, Andrew discovers the intricacies of life and love and recognizes he has a unique destiny, and it is to become human. Strengths and Weaknesses
The strength of the movie is that, it actually brings the audience into post-modern (in terms of more high-technological) life through the awesome inventions and sciences-related technologies. Those inventions are actually relates to the generation that the characters standing in. Another is the characters, their emotions are influencing. They carry the audience emotions into the story. One more thing is the immediate exposure of Portia, though rapid it makes a kind of mystery even it didn’t. It seems mystery on the point of view of Andrew, since he did not know the genetic likeness. On the other hand, the weakness of this story is that, the background music is too poignant; it makes the audience sleepy whenever that gloomy background music takes its exposure too much.
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