Chappie was considerably better than I expected. It had a heavy subject matter, as it dealt with the essence of humanity and the definition of an afterlife. The character of Chappie is one of the most likable and entertaining characters of the decade and this film will hopefully gain some praise.
Sharlto Copley gave yet another fantastic performance as the voice of Chappie. His mannerisms and voice inflections were very well-acted and he brought substance and character to a CGI robot, a feat that is not easily pulled off. The supporting cast was great as well, most surprisingly Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser, who pretty much just played themselves.
I've never seen Hugh Jackman in a villainous role before and it surprised me how well he seemed to fall into it. Plus, it was cool to get to hear his actual Australian accent. On the whole, I think Chappie was a decent film that could have been better but remains entertaining nonetheless.
Director Neill Blomkamp delivers another win with his third feature film, Chappie. A movie that was entertaining with great action scenes and performances, but also filled with heart. The title character, Chappie, is amazing to watch, and helps present a lot of the film's big questions about humanity and the afterlife.
Chappie was brought to wonderful life by the ever reliable Sharlto Copley. He brings a sense of innocence and heart to the character that I can't see any other actor bringing to the role. Even behind all the CGI, Copley is a constant joy to watch. I was also pleasantly surprised by the performances of Ninaj and Yo-Landi Visser, from South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord. They both gave good performances in playing exaggerated versions of themselves. Hugh Jackman pulled off a great psychotic performance, a departure from his usual roles. Plus, it was interesting to hear him talk in his actual Australian accent.
Chappie was an entertaining movie that retains all the signature elements from a movie by Neill Blomkamp. The title character proved to be an endearing character that I was continuously rooting for, despite him being a robot. While I hope to see Blomkamp stretch out a bit in the future, I still really enjoyed this movie.