Chappie is the creation of South African director Neil Blomkamp (Distric 9). The story reminds me a bit of the 1980’s classic Short Circuit. A robot with emotions has been done before in movies like Wall-E, but this film seems to take things to a different direction. There are themes of artificial intelligence and the future of robotics that pose some interesting questions. The cast seems great as well with Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Sigourney Weaver (Alien) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Chappie seems like a fairly unique science fiction movie from a director with a proven track record. I look forward to seeing it.
Chappie is scheduled to come out in theaters on March 6th