'Chappie' at first glance is 'Short Circuit,' meets 'District 9.' But it later reveals itself to be so much more. This movie centers around a story of discovery, growth, innocence and love.. 'Chappie' leaves you hoping for more.
Neill Blomkamp's ' [Chappie](movie:466720) brings together so many elements that I didn't expect when I took my son to see this movie. I expected to see no more than an attempt at super explosive 'District 9' sequel.. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed 'District 9' but really had no super expectations for 'Chappie'
Boy was I proven wrong. Chappie is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where a large percentage of the police force are now robotic drones, used to combat potential threats and to minimize human risk during conflict. When drones are damaged, they are brought back to base, repaired, then sent back into combat. This is were Dev Patel (Deon) and Hugh Jackman (Vincent) are brought into play. Patel creates a program that allows a machine to develop its own consciousness. jealousness and conflict ensues between Jackman and Patel which forces events of the movie into action.
'Chappie' then evolves into a movie with so much heart and innocence that you almost forget that Chappie is a machine. He has to learn from scratch in a short amount of time, how to survive in a brutal and cruel world. Throughout all the chaos of the film Chappie manages to find love and protection in an unlikely "Mother and Father."
Chappie is a must see. Not for the fact that its some sort of Hollywood blockbuster like 'Avengers.' But for the fact that it will surprise you. 'Chappie' will prove that a robot can find love, and can be loved even in the most dire of circumstances. Oh, and its funny too!