Premise: After a police robot is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first machine with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%
Chappie stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, and Die Antwoord (Watkin Tudor Jones AKA Ninja & Yolandi Visser).
With Chappie, we see Blomkamp attempt to make a socially aware film about robotoid consciousness, but the film is tone-deaf at times, and muddled by the less-than-stellar acting from Ninja and Yolandi. Of course, also having nothing but unlikable characters damages the film, as well.
Neither of us are Die Antwoord fans, and that might be the breaking point for us. There are loose concepts we like in Chappie, but we found ourselves overall unhappy with the final result. At least Hugh Jackman has an awesome mullet in this film.
Sure, we weren’t the biggest fans of this movie, but we had a good time discussing it. We’ve love to hear your thoughts about Chappie, so feel free to drop us an email with your feedback!
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