"I'd better get this package to the robot post offi- Wha!? Human Greg Kinnear and Human Mr. Spock!?"
In most films about robots disguising themselves as humans, something awesome would happen by now. This movie goes a different direction, and we're introduced to the film's main adversary: the plastic-melting temperatures of the American West.
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So now we know what Greg Kinnear will look like after a fire.
The robot townspeople are strongly against stroke-faced melt humans walking among them, so they chase Daft Punk out of town. They hike into the desert, and it should be noted that these two sentences represent the entirety of 20 minutes of the film. Siberian robot faces melt off faster than this movie's pace. Finally, the film ends like most robot romances: with a murder-suicide. Both robots are dead after a series of events with little consequence or sense. Roll credits.
The film flailed at art like a sack full of chimpanzees. But even if you approach it on its intended level, it seems like Electroma's message is "Try to stand out, but kill yourself if it doesn't work." The movie was such a flop that even the art film lovers of Cannes couldn't make it to the end. Daft Punk hasn't quite given up on it, though. Maybe marketing to fetishists who can only get off on soul-crushing boredom, they plan to release an expanded 10th anniversary edition through Tidal.
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