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.
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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Historically, when we look at evolution, it's not surprising that uh... Chappie's left turn... uh... happened.
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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In the closing credits appears "Be Moved" in large font. See more »
Don't let the critics who can't seem to get past comparing Chappie with other sci-fi titles put you off of going to see this film.
This story is about a lot more than just robot police officers it is a thought provoking social commentary on many modern day issues and what it is like to bring life into the modern world.
I very much enjoyed District 9 but I would even go as far to say I enjoyed Chappie much, much more.
There were so many aspects to this film that could have went wrong but have been nailed on the head by the director. The effect once again visually striking and a very well paced and intricate development of characters as well as interesting set design helps keep chappie fresh and not just another reboot of any other sci fi film as critics will have you believe.
I would also say I enjoyed this film much, much more than the likes of robo-cop.
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