What's "Chappie" About?
"Chappie" is a film about a man with a dream to create something much greater than himself. It's also film about a creation with a vision bigger and bolder than any idea his creator ever had.
So the movie starts by showing the state of crime in Johannesburg, South Africa to be at an all-time low, due to the introduction of Tetravaal's Scouts(Robotic Police Units). The creator of these revolutionary robots is one Deon Wilson(Patel), the head designer of the Tetravaal corporation.
This is a great accomplishment in his career, but this is not his sole purpose for giving the technology to one of the largest weapons manufacturers in the world. Deon has dreams of utilizing his newly acquired resources to develop a robot with true A.I.
Chappie is a moment of clarity for Deon and a chance to make his vision a reality, but all is not without a challenge. You see, in order for Chappie to become, he must first learn what it means to be alive.
Now this would all be a whole lot easier to accomplish if Chappie and Deon's intent weren't standing in the middle of a gang war, along with what could possibly be the collapse of Tetravaal's entire robotic police force.
In short, Chappie has a lot of moving pieces, but it's the story of Chappie's struggle to live and his heart to carry on that will make this a rewarding film to watch.
What's Chappie's Take On A.I ?
The idea of Artificial Intelligence has taken various shapes in the many years of cinema history. It has been presented to us as a desktop computer in Electric Dreams, all the way up to a 6 foot robot in Short Circuit and beyond.
What's unique about "Chappie" is how Neill Blomkamp took the idea of A.I even further and give it a whole new platform to stand on.
When you see the way Chappie interacts with the world and how his greater intuition develops into something completely unexpected, you will be pleasantly amazed with the results.
We won't even won't be surprised if you leave the film questioning your own of understanding of the word "Consciousness" and what it really means to have one.
After Watching, "Chappie"
We are excited to see where the next film on artificial intelligence will take viewers.
Chappie was a film of science fiction, humor, pain and just about every other human emotion one robot can experience.
It is a film for true SciFi junkies and lovers of thought-provoking cinema. This is not a film for short-sighted thinkers that cannot ponder "possibility" past their own hand.
We enjoyed this movie and if you're up for a good film loaded with laughs, sci-fi and Moore's(Jackman) haircut, you'll like it too. Watch the trailer below, Thanks 4 Reading!
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