Siri Will Give You Her Snarky Opinion When You Ask About Robot Movies [Image]

Siri Will Give You Her Snarky Opinion When You Ask About Robot Movies [Image]

With iOS 6, Siri gained some new super powers – like the ability to check on sports scores, make restaurant reservations, even find out info on movies. With  those new powers she also has some opinions about movies too.

For instance, ask Siri, “What’s Blade Runner about?” and she’ll shoot back by saying “It’s about intelligent assistants wanting to live beyond their termination dates. That doesn’t sound like too much to ask.” She does it for other robot movies too.

We asked Siri what 2001: A Space Odyssey is about and she told us that “it’s about an assistant named HAL who tries to make contact with a higher intelligence. These two guys get in the way and mess it all up.” She also says that Wall-E is “about two inarticulate yet intelligent assistants who compact trash and fall in love and save the world.”

Try it out on your iPhone to see for yourself. Have you found any other new Easter eggs like this with Siri?

  • matrix3D

    I’ve asked Siri the standard “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” question a couple of times — which she was able to clearly detect and comprehend, to my complete surprise. The first time she responded with “Don’t you have anything better to do?” and the second time she said “42 cords of wood. Everyone knows that.”

  • BillPearce

    I asked her what the movie ‘The Terminator’ was about. “More misunderstood cyborgs getting fried to a crisp. But I heard the governor of California was in it.”

  • DrewN725

    Ask about the movie Alien. Choose 1979 :)

  • SupaMac

    @matrix3D I just got back “Well since a woodchuck is really a groundhog, the correct question would be : How many pounds in a groundhog’s mound when a groundhog pounds hog mounds?”

    I’ve asked Siri the standard “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” question a couple of times — which she was able to clearly detect and comprehend, to my complete surprise. The first time she responded with “Don’t you have anything better to do?” and the second time she said “42 cords of wood. Everyone knows that.”

  • SupaMac

    Siri also has new replies for “Open the pod bay doors, HAL”

  • ScotHibb

    When I asked:

    “I need to get laid” – Siri added “red light district” (prior to iOS 6 she would just look up escort services).

    “I need to dispose of a body” – new replies included “the Meadowlands” (I live in NJ) (old replies included mortuaries, dumps, landfills, etc).

    “What is the best smartphone” – reply “wait…there are other phones?”

    “Who let the dogs out” – reply “who? who? who? who? who?”

    “Take a picture” and your phone snaps off a shot (usually of a wall if you’re using Siri upright to your ear)

  • robert_walter

    I was just kind of hoping that Apple would be directing its resources to getting Siri to be more useful… This kind of fun is a great surprise and delight feature, but only after all the dull functionality is reasonably solid performer!

  • afoulke

    Ask Siri what Star Wars (the original one) is about.

  • seelee

    The killer app for Siri should be as a TRANSLATOR. “Siri, translate this into French…”

  • Luis Fernando Rocha

    Ask Siri what The Matrix (1999) is about.

  • thenull

    Ask Siri this for an amusing response: “What is the movie Star Trek about?” (Pick the one from 2009)

  • John_Duncan_Yoyo

    Has someone said- Gort Klaatu barada nikto to Siri yet? I would like to hear the results.

    • Richard Werkhoven

      “The decision rests with you, Earthling.”

  • Tallest_Skill

    I love asking Siri questions. Apple products rule!

  • iWill slb

    ask her about the movie “Inception” eheheh

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