CHAPPIE (Theatrical Release USA 2015)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

despite moving slowly, has an underlying humaneness that appeals and keeps one watching when one otherwise may not make that choice. It’s made for audiences who love robot movies and the possibilities a robotic future holds. The conclusion of the film is worth waiting for and makes the movie. While Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver are terrific entertainers, they both seem miscast for their parts in this film...Jackman, because he is a nice guy trying to play the bad guy and Weaver because of the serious look with a straight face. Dav Patel makes one want to see more of his acting in other films to examine his range and depth.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An engineer attempts installation of artificial intelligence into a damaged police robot.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Neill Blomkam for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Ben Waisbren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chappie (Sharito Copley), Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), Ninja (Ninja), Yo-Landi (Yo-Landi Visser), Yankie (Jose Pablo Cantillo), Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman), Michelle Bradley (Sigourney Weaver), Hippo (Brandon Auret), and Pitbull (Johnny Selema).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film serves as a good industry piece to examine the potential of  Dav Patel. This film has a good conclusion.

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