Monday, 23 March 2015

CHAPPiE

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. -- IMDB

A mixed bag. It's a combination of action, themed around the relationship between mind and body, over-the-top quirkiness, laugh-out-loud nonsense, and moments of serious drama. I enjoyed it even though it doesn't achieve the heights of previous movies by this director and writer (District 9, Elysium). Entertaining, action packed and, at times, provocative as it explores some serious themes related to artificial intelligence. Check it out.

 

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