The Virgin of Robots

Harmon 2022-09-05 04:47:40

Brief review

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The first appearance of the embryo contains 2 key pieces of information: 1. Female 2. APX01

Then the mother showed the embryo to her daughter, but it was male (off topic: the number starts with APY, which is different from the female APX, it can be seen that X/Y is used to indicate chromosomes), at this time, the audience naturally defaults that the heroine is APX01

until the daughter's number appears

The truth emerges, the daughter is not APX01, not even the second child (APX02)

APX02: failed

As for APX01, near the end, "Mother" meets the woman in the container, and her words are intended to wake up the woman and the audience

In fact, the foreshadowing has already been laid, and the picture above is from the beginning of the film. 13867/365≈38 (years old), and the visual age of women just fits.


At the beginning of her daughter's birth, the "mother" switched songs many times until this one, successfully comforting her daughter:

It's also a song for a daughter to comfort her brother

The daughter takes over the identity of "I am a mother" from the "(mechanical) mother" and completes the inheritance


The setting to show the audience her belief in religion, echoes the image below

The Virgin Mary is placed in the container where the woman lives. The New Testament says that Mary was inspired by the Holy Spirit and became pregnant when she was a virgin. The setting of this film is similar.

"Mother" does not replace daughters (i.e. human beings) from beginning to end, but wants to nurture new human beings, new mothers. When the robot is on the right track, the robot has already started to farm, irrigate, and purify the air. On the other hand, the woman looks like a populist.

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Extended Reading

I Am Mother quotes

  • Mother: This facility was designed to give humanity a second chance, one that began with you, daughter.

  • Mother: Contrary to your understandable assumptions, my primary directive is to care for humanity.