Monday, January 15, 2018


It's high time we did this one.

Chappie is an incredible movie. It takes such a familiar concept of human like artificial Intelligence implanted in a robot body and makes it something new and amazing. So a programmer played by Dev Patel is working on a new AI that works like a human brain, and tests it on a damaged police robot, he gets roped in with this gang of criminals and they force him to use the police robot for their gain. The robot comes alive and starts experiencing new things, learning, and becoming the sentient being known as Chappie. That's the basics, but the movie does a lot with the concept. Chappie is a child, still learning about himself and the world he lives in which I don't think I have ever seen before. With most movies like this, the AI in the robots is above human intelligence and devoid of emotion. Chappie is the exact opposite, obtaining true consciense with a mind and soul like a human. It's not like Ghost In The Shell where the boundaries of human and machine are blurred, and the film asks what is it to be human, it's more about Chappie's life and the decisions that got him to where he is at the end of the movie. It's not a intellectual film, you're not supposed to answer questions but feel emotions. This is an emotional movie, you feel great compassion and want the best for Chappie, you feel love and passion and such enthusiasm from his creator and his adopted mother played to absolute sheer perfection by Yolandi Visser who brings well, heart and soul to Chappie, it's a character driven movie and brings so much to it. Performances across the board are all excellent, emotional attachment is strong throughout, just to see the few days of life in this one robot is something special and the film was just so dang good. I mean guys really, get out there and watch this movie. I can say without falter or doubt that not only is Chappie one of the best movies I have seen in awhile, but it is also one of the best movies ever made.

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