Chappie (2015)

Chappie (2015)Directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver & Die Antwoord. 

What would happen if the world’s first artificially intelligent robot had to learn everything from the equivalent of human infancy and be thought every life lesson possible by straight-up South African gangsters?  This is the question that Chappie asks, and it isn’t subtle about pondering the matter.  Neill Blomkamp’s direction lacks a little bit of focus on this one, mixing and matching bits of narratives borrowed from both Robocop and Short Circuit.  Don’t get me wrong: it is a fun ride, and Sharlto Copley (Chappie) carries the movie wonderfully.  Sadly, much of the film’s remaining acting is left to Die Antwoord and, let’s face it, they are not the best actors out there.  However, nobody else could’ve played the roles they were chosen for so well.  It’s true that there are better movies about A.I. out there, but Chappie, despite its many flaws, remains highly entertaining throughout, perhaps leaving us wondering if it couldn’t have been just a little bit better somehow.

–          IMDB : http:// http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823672/

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