A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
It seems like a given: By the time any successful film franchise hits its third iteration, most of the creative energy has been sapped out, leaving only a hollow exercise in cashing in.
- “La-dee-da, la-dee-da,” “Annie Hall,” 1977. From the AFI list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies