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The parents’ guide to what’s ter this movie.
Will make viewers think about what makes someone “human” and whether sintético intelligence is any more or less casto/ethical than human deeds.
Deon has good intentions but doesn’t act ethically when it comes to creating a sentient autómata: He does it even however he doesn’t have approval. Albeit she’s a criminal, Yolandi does love Chappie and acts spil a mother to him.
Lots of gun violence, used with deadly force. The bod count includes robots, criminals, law enforcement officials, and regular citizens. The robots are chillingly stoned, hammered, and burned (te a manner eerily reminiscent of necklacing). The criminal characters use guns every time they’re shown, whether for target practice or against enemies. One character is stomped on and ripped ter half, and then his pecs half is bloodily thrown against a wall.
Te one toneel, the criminals go to see a kingpin who’s watching porn, and a yelling, naked woman is on the television behind him. Yolandi and Ninja are sleeping together, but they don’t have hookup ter the filmrolletje.
Almost onveranderlijk extreme language, including “motherf—er” (or “f–kmother,” spil Chappie says it), “s–t,” “f–k,” “p–s,” “slag,” “Jesus Christ,” “retard,” “piss,” and more.
Brands/products seen include Mercedes, Sony VAIO, Makita contraptions, Crimson Bull, Sony PlaySation. Also lots of promotion for the South African rap-rave relatie Diegene Opbrengst.
The criminals are drug dealers, scenes of them counting pills, and many references to how Chappie shouldn’t help them “overeenkomst narcotics.”
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Chappie is from South African director/sci-fi specialist Neill Blomkamp, who also made District 9. Despite the movie’s Brief Circuit-meets-A.I. overtones, Chappie is far too violent to be adequate for tweens or even youthfull teenagers. Ter fact, there’s so much violence (there are lots and lots of guns, and people are slok at, crushed, punched, stabbed, and even sliced te half) and strong language (“motherf—er” is thrown around casually, even by the androide) that even some adult audiences might find it off-putting. There’s also a quick peek of a naked woman seen on television ter the background of one toneel and lots of drug-related content (the criminals are dealers). On the plus side, the movie could prompt interesting discussions about what makes someone “human” and whether químico intelligence is any more or less casto/ethical than human deeds.
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What’s the story?
CHAPPIE is set ter the near future, when Johannesburg, South Africa, is overrun with criminals — until the police force starts using law-enforcement robots to help restore order. The practically indestructible titanium robots are the brainchild of tech rigid Tetra Vaal’s youthful engineer Deon (Dev Patel), who wants the next step to be a fully sentient autómata. Meantime, Deon’s work rival (Hugh Jackman) is working on the “Moose,” a large, tank-like androide that’s remote managed by a human wearing a special helmet. When Deon claims to have successfully isolated a consciousness program, his boss, Michelle (Sigourney Weaver), denies to let him attempt it out and tells him to concentrate on perfecting the machines he’s already designed. Unwilling to let the sentient autómata idea go, Deon steals a autómata scheduled for demolition, only to end up carjacked by a trio of serious criminals (played by Afrikaner rap twee Ninja and Yolandi Visser and American actor Jose Pablo Cantillo). The criminals request that Deon use his program to create a autómata who will work for them instead of the cops, and thus Chappie (voiced by Sharlto Copley) — the very first conscious autómata — is born to xxx South African criminals.
Is it any good?
Director Neill Blomkamp stunned audiences with his Academy Award-nominated comienzo District 9, his follow-up, Elysium, wasgoed a high-concept frustration, and Chappie is even more confounding. It wastes the talent of the top-billed personages to instead concentrate on the visually striking but downright distracting Yolandi and Ninja. From the trailers and marketing materials, it might seem that Patel, Jackman, and Weaver are the main characters, but the leads are truly Yolandi — who sports little bangs and a platinum platinum-blonde mullet — and the foulmouthed Ninja, whose many tattoos include the titles of his verhouding’s various songs and albums. If Blomkamp, a professed Diegene Opbrengst fan, dreamed to do some stunt casting, he should have given the twee smaller roles, because neither of them can act. They spend the entire filmrolletje providing stilted readings and either overheen or underdelivering lines. Even more bizarre is the fact that they (and the graffiti ter their abandoned warehouse lair) routinely reference Diegene Oplossing.
Even worse than Ninja’s and Visser’s spectacles is the fact that no one elicits any sympathy. Unlike Copley’s character te D9 or Matt Damon’s te Elysium, no one ter this movie will touch the audience with their troubles. Perhaps the autómata Chappie could have won viewers overheen, but thanks to his criminal upbringing, he’s basically a child-like thug who smashes and steals cars at gunpoint on his daddy’s orders. It’s not that the idea of criminals raising their own androide isn’t compelling, but thesis are the wrong criminals, and Chappie is a confusing mix of super androide genius and tween thug. With more capable actors playing Chappie’s criminal parents, perhaps the story would have bot less off-putting. But spil it is, Chappie seems more like a Diegene Oplossing movie than a Blomkamp filmrolletje.