“In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. 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.”
So this movie is going to be really polarizing I think for the general public. There’s a certain kind of investment this movie asks you to make, and if you can then you are really going to enjoy it, if you cant, you are not going to have a good time. So the bulk of this movie involves the creation and evolution of chappie, who is played brilliantly by Sharlto Copley,and the investment that you need to make, is in this part of the movie. The relationship between the characters who raise chappie, and his creator. Now these people who help to raise him, you are either going to see them as pieces of shit and totally unlikeable, or, you are going to see them as products of circumstance and try and have an understanding for them. This in itself is the line by which this movie will live or die, and that kind of sucks, because a lot of things in this movie are very good. Neill Blomkamp is a master at these kind of special effects. The robots look amazing, and they use a very realistic and gritty portrayal of them that I really love, gets me really excited for what he is going to do with the Alien franchise. So if you can really get into this movie, and get a feel and understanding for the characters you will enjoy it as much as I did, if not you are going to be disappointed.
Review Score : 7.5 out of 10