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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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Neill Blomkamp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Chappie
Dev Patel ... Deon Wilson
Ninja ... Ninja
Yo-Landi Visser ... Yo-Landi (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er)
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Yankie (Amerika)
Hugh Jackman ... Vincent Moore
Sigourney Weaver ... Michelle Bradley
Brandon Auret ... Hippo
Johnny Selema Johnny Selema ... Pitbull (as Johnny K. Selema)
Anderson Cooper ... Anderson Cooper
Maurice Carpede Maurice Carpede ... Police Chief
Jason Cope Jason Cope ... Tetravaal Lead Mechanic
Kevin Otto Kevin Otto ... Interviewer
Chris Shields ... Journalist
Bill Marchant ... 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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The next generation of family. See more »


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

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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capis See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,346,782, 8 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,569,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,399,548, 25 May 2015
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When water is dumped on Deon to wake him up, Ninja is wearing a vest with "Bite Me Fanboy", and a stylized winged skull design on the back. This is a nod to the DC comics character Lobo, who often wears an almost identical vest. See more »

Goofs

As the Moose takes off for the second time a man runs by shooting a gun but there are no gunshots. 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 Short Circuit 2 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat Boy
Written by Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser (as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), D.J. Hi-Tek (as DJ Hi-Tek), Steve Bronski, Jon Andrew Foster, Larry Steinbachek
Performed by Die Antwoord
Courtesy of Cherrytree/Interscope Records
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Don't let critics reviews put you off.
7 March 2015 | by m_westgarthSee all my reviews

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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