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Chappie (2015)

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In the near future, crime is patrolled by a 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.

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Cast

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Ninja ...
Yo-Landi Visser ...
Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
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Yankie (Amerika)
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Hippo
Johnny Selema ...
Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
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Maurice Carpede ...
Police Chief
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Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto ...
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Professor
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Storyline

In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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6 March 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,346,782 (USA) (6 March 2015)

Gross:

$31,569,268 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Trivia

Ninja was also Neill Blomkamp's first choice to play the lead in Blomkamp's previous feature Elysium (2013), but he turned down the role, reportedly because he didn't want his first screen role to be an American-accented character. See more »

Goofs

With only one single physical guard key in existence that is required for reprogramming all of the Scout-type robots, and since it's only needed for reprogramming them and not operating them, Deon would have been extremely careful to have removed it from Chappie after his reprogramming and before his activation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Journalist: Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
Professor: It's too early to tell how this is all going to play out. I didn't believe that this would happen in my lifetime, but... but it is happening.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Le Nkemise
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek)
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Zef Records
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Way better than the critics want you to believe
6 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Chappie. I usually don't write reviews, but after seeing the brutal rating this movie is getting I felt compelled to write this review.

Chappie is a funny, entertaining, and surprisingly sentimental movie about a sentient robot being raised by gangsters in Johannesburg. Most of the criticisms I've seen about one- dimensional characters and illogical character choices are valid, but Chappie's character, the CGI, the humor, and the overall aesthetic of the movie more than make up for these shortcomings.

Please go see this movie and make up your own mind. I almost didn't go last night because of the negative reviews, but I'm so happy I did. I'm very excited to see this movie again. You leave this movie feeling like you've become friends with Chappie, and I hope the bad reviews don't prevent the sequels from being made.

If you like Neill Blomkamp's directing and style you will love this movie.


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