I loved District 9 and I’ve always felt we’ve waited too long for District 10. Having said that, director Neill Blomkamp has brought us some pretty entertaining films and Chappie is no exception.
CHAPPiE – an experimental robot built and designed to learn and feel. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man.
But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. That’s a dangerous idea – and it’s a challenge that will pit Chappie against powerful, destructive forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind.
Imagine that, to have an artificial intelligence that smarter than intelligence. I think it’s got the worries of Terminator 2 written all over it but what’s done here is a much more scaled down version. Actually it’s more believable in that this artificial intelligence is at a very infant stage.
It’s actually quite interesting to see this robot exhibit the fears of an infant child, the curiosity and thirst for imagination. What would an artificial intelligence do if it had these sort of “feelings”. Well my guess is it would probably not have limits or create the mental boundaries we tend to set ourselves.
Dev Petal is certainly a standout in this one. Heck he reminds me of a workaholic friend I have. But the man who stood out (as he always does) is Hugh Jackman. He’s playing the villain in this movie. I mean when was the last time he was the bad guy? Oh and he keeps his Aussie accent too. I really liked his character because at last Hugh Jackman doesn’t get to play Mr Perfect……and he does a good job! Damn I guess that means he really is Mr Perfect.
Don’t question the film too much especially if you’re a techie or a psychologist type. Really it’s all just based on a concept and at the end of the day, whichever way Chappie decides to follow, it’s all down to the example from us humans. Kinda like your kids.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Chappie opens in cinemas 5 Mar 2015
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