- 120 min
- Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
- Cast: Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver
- UK release: 6 March 2015
Weapons developer Deon (Patel) reprogrammes the titular police robot into self-awareness, but then the robot's kidnapped (by Yolandi and Ninja of Die Antwoord) as part of an underworld scheme. Yolandi is believable but Ninja is awful, and despite dynamic action sequences the approach to big themes is simplistic and badly mishandled.
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Chappie6 Mar 2015
Disappointing third film from Neill Blomkamp that melds Short Circuit and RoboCop
Do androids dream of electric sheep? A question Neill Blomkamp’s third feature (co-written with his wife Terri Tatchell) approaches with a childlike sensibility, often recalling the PG-rated Short Circuit (thankfully minus Fisher Stevens browning-up…
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