iGirl

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES - – Vic­to­ria Sofia

A RO­MAN­TIC- com­edy movie by Kam Ka- Wei, iGirl re­volves around best friends Evan ( Ekin Cheng), Ir­win ( Lam Tsz- chung) and Johnny ( Do­minic Ho), who buy iGirl fe­male ro­bots equipped with ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence af­ter get­ting dumped by their girl­friends. As the story un­folds, the friends be­gin to fall in love with their re­spec­tive iGirls. Even­tu­ally, they also have to deal with their jeal­ous ex- girl­friends who want to get back to­gether with them, and this is when the movie’s silly plot­lines get out of con­trol.

Al­though each iGirl boasts some in­tel­li­gence and cool qual­i­ties ( such as cap­puc­cino- mak­ing skills at their fin­ger­tips – lit­er­ally!), it’s very dis­ap­point­ing how the ro­bots, with such ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy, end up in sub­mis­sive roles to their masters. The ex- girl­friends are also por­trayed in a stereo­typ­i­cal way, as self­ish gold- dig­gers. It’s sad to see such re­gres­sive de­pic­tions, since this is a fu­tur­is­tic movie. How­ever, iGirl at least has some heart- warm­ing touches with the guys teach­ing their ro­bots hu­man val­ues; it’s a re­minder of what makes us hu­man.

Over­all, a medi­ocre and cliched movie with silly ac­tion scenes, but it still de­liv­ers some laughs.

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