tycho5ive replied to your post : Suddenly really really really want to watch…
Was it any good? After Elysium I heard Neil Blomkamp’s films were taking a turn for the worse. Its hard to beat District 9 thougj
Man, I always hear people comparing Chappie to his other films but I can’t really compare them myself, having never seen any of his other films…
I will say though that while Chappie is not perfect at all (it suffers from a flat villain and entirely too much swearing, among other things), the good aspects of it make up for its shortcomings. If you like robots like I do, you’ll definitely like it. Like, unless you seriously hate robots I really don’t know how you could dislike Chappie himself, since he’s a very endearing character. Yolandi and Deon are also great characters, though Ninja is hard to like IMO. Also, the special effects are phenomenal. You’ll usually hear me ranting about how fake CGI looks, but for the majority of the movie I forgot that Chappie wasn’t a practical effect because he’s made so well.
I see people complaining that the story jumps around too much (and it does have a lot going on) or that it’s not action-y enough (not until the end) or that it doesn’t go into deep enough topics (though it does ask a lot of questions without giving answers), but honestly I don’t care for any of that. I went to the movie expecting to see a cute robot, and that’s exactly what I got, so I was happy.
Granted, it’s no WALL-E or Short Circuit. It’s incredibly violent, and, as I said before, there’s a lot of swearing. It’s a fairly dark movie, but it’s one that still manages that alongside keeping the charm of being a movie about a cute robot. At least, that’s how I saw it, anyway.
tl;dr Chappie is not a perfect film but if you’re looking for a film about a cute robot, absolutely check it out–so long as you can get through the swearing and violence, anyway.