Friday, April 8, 2016


In a battered Johannesburg, oppressed by a mechanized police force, the first fully cognizant robot is stolen by hoods who raise and employ it for their criminal purposes in this nature vs. nurture parable. Even despite abounding plot contrivances and the poorly thought out, barely veiled political allusions always associated with his films, Neill Blomkamp's Chappie is exciting, nonsensical fun (though many disagreed), with extremely well handled action sequences. and even surprisingly touching despite having fully fleshed out story or characters.
*** out of ****