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Movie Review: Chappie

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 03/06/2015 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Yo-landi Visser, Ninja, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver

Rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity, 120 minutes, Action/Drama/Sci-fi

Compare to: Short Circuit (1986), District 9 (2009)

It’s been a while since a review and I consider it all Hollywood’s fault. Save for Kingsman, nothing has come out this year that really felt like a reason to even bother watching and writing about and I still didn’t do it. And even if Chappie turned out to be horrible, the set up, cast, and writer/director Neill Blomkamp made it intriguing enough to check it out.

Whether or not it’s worth it really does depend on what you’re looking for. A “Lucy” take on robotics? A more violent Short Circuit? However you would define it, Chappie is a spectacle that isn’t easy to look away from. The same could be said for the Transformers movies but this has got a little more substance to it, even if it is all a bit hard to swallow. Continue reading