Watching three minutes of war of the robots , I can only assume that this movie had strong influence on Spielberg's work,
A) Warnings about the moral and ethical complications of "creating life" and messing with the work of the gods
B) The sexual flirtatious overtones that form a back drop to dense intellectual material: example Jeff Goldblum explaining chaos theory to Laura Dern.
C) Instead of seeing the spaceship, you see the characters reaction to the spaceship: Close Encounters
D) A bunch of blonde bad guys.