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Chappie

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Chappie

Neill Blomkamp (2015)

115min
15 Certificate
Mon 19 Dec 12:05am - 2:15am Sky Cinema Hits
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Review

Our Score
If RoboCop and WALL-E had a baby it would be Chappie, a decommissioned law enforcement android secretly hardwired with consciousness. Forbidden by his corporate boss (Sigourney Weaver) to experiment with the damaged droid, IT designer Dev Patel gives Chappie artificial intelligence so that he learns like a human child. When Chappie is kidnapped by decorative criminals (among them South African hip-hop artists Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser), his endearing naivety makes him a nimble mimic but an awkward "gangsta" and soon he's torn between good and evil. This is a return to director Neill Blomkamp's old stomping grounds - the dusty South African oppression of District 9. While Hugh Jackman's appearance as a mullet-wearing bad guy is largely forgettable, there is something fresh in the drone's expressive facial grid, mime-like gestures and nervy chatter (voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley) with a single orange antennae telegraphing his moods. Shot on location, this futuristic thriller is pacey and perky, and the punkish production design looks very Mad Max.

Summary

Two small-time crooks kidnap the inventor of a highly intelligent law-enforcement robot. They force him to reprogramme the android so it will help them carry out an audacious heist worth $200million, but in doing so, incur the wrath of a ruthless and corrupt general. Sci-fi thriller, starring Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.

Cast & Crew

Chappie Sharlto Copley
Vincent Hugh Jackman
Deon Dev Patel
Yankie Jose Pablo Cantillo
Michelle Sigourney Weaver
Director Neill Blomkamp
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 6 Mar 2015

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