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Today I’m reviewing Chappie.
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind. **
Chappie is a weird take on the classic Short Circuit movie. It has some cool moments during its run-time but eventually the fun goes out the window. You’re better off just catching this one on TV to be honest.
I give this movie a 3.6 out of 10.
This Chappie review contains possible spoilers. You’ve been warned.
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- The visuals of this movie were on par with the rest of Neil Blomkamp’s history. He makes great worlds to escape to when you’re watching his movies. No one could say his movies are visually boring.
- The robot named Chappie was quite entertaining throughout the movie. Chappie went through a lot of emotions and showed promise. Sharlto Copley did a respectable job in portraying the character.
The ending for Chappie was horrid. You basically have Chappie bringing back folks to life with the mind tool. You first have Chappie bring back Deon from the dead and it starts to become stupid. Not too long after that you have Chappie doing the same thing with Yolandi’s memory. It was disappointing to see this moment happen on screen.
Deon just annoyed me during the entire movie. He made a lot of mistakes and came off as too much of a punk. I got real upset when they brought him back to life.
The movie Chappie felt too much like a rated-r version of Short Circuit with a twist. If you think about the plot points of Short Circuit and you put them on top of Chappie then you basically have the same movie. The only thing different from both movies are the cursing and somewhat boredom from Chappie’s universe.
Vincent Moore was nothing but a bully who wanted his one machine to go out. His Moose was stupid and clunky. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Robocop and that is bigger isn’t always better. You need something that could make short turns and scratch it’s back if it had to do it.
It would be a different movie if they revamped the whole movie and went away from the similarities of the Short Circuit movie. The more and more you sit down to think about the movie the more you dislike it. Chappie had the tools and concept to become a better movie. It just falls short on a lot of its advantages.
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