Chappie (2015)

There are many themes in Chappie and one of the main themes is consciousness. It isn't, however, consistent about consciousness. At one point, the movie seemed to suggest that consciousness is not just a series of data. And yet, at a different point, it seemed to suggest that consciousness can be captured by some algorithm and could be copied.

Scout 22 (who later becomes Chappie) (Sharlto Copley)

In this respect, the movie required a suspension of disbelief which I could not muster.

With that being said, the movie's philosophical themes and general themes of good and evil are my favorite parts. In contrast, I didn't enjoy the movie's plot, because it felt fragmented.

Furthermore, I had higher expectations for Hugh Jackman's character.

Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman) pins Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) to the desk.

On a separate note, I found the implication of the movie's ending to be both cool and terrifying.

Overall, I'm ambivalent about the movie and could not easily make a recommendation to the average viewer. However, fans of artificial intelligence movies like A. I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), I, Robot (2004), and Ghost in the Shell (1995) might consider giving this movie a try.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
Some elements of mockumentary.
Lol. "Just a prank."
What. He says that right in front of the girl as if she's not there.
I think he said, "Run Forrest!" (which would be a reference to Forrest Gump (1994))
Hehe. Plug'n'Play.

Ninja (Ninja)

Wait. What? There is an off button after all?
What? They let him walk out?
WTF. I feel like he shouldn't be authorized to simply kill anybody.

Watched 20171109 (Netflix, Instant)
Chappie (2015) Neill Blomkamp. 120 min

Yo-Landi (Yo-Landi Visser, left), Yankie (Jose Pablo Cantillo, center), and Deon (right).

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