Okay, maybe Almost Human
's approach to the whole AI-emotion thing isn't as bad as I assumed, if they're saying that a certain model was designed to be free of emotion. I suppose it's worth checking out, but it feels kind of derivative of stories I've seen before, including Alien Nation
(and countless other "bigoted cop partnered with minority cop" movies) and the I, Robot
movie (robot-hating cop with robot limb). And I think the scene of the cop destroying his first android partner is right out of Mann and Machine
still seems like a bizarre concept, but it might be worth checking out for the stranger-in-a-strange-land elements (I tend to like stories like that). I'm not a big fan of conspiracy stories, though. This one feels like it's drawing somewhat on National Treasure
(secrets of the Founding Fathers) crossed with supernatural elements.