Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Movie review of Chappie
Chappie - 3/10
Directed by Neil Blomkamp
Written by Neil Blomkamp, Terri Tachell
Cast - Sigourney Weaver,Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copey, Dev Patel
In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
I was really looking forward to watch this. Neil Blomkamp's earlier works have been pretty good and he has been a decent director. But sadly Chappie is not and it is pretty bad. The only good thing about Chappie was the idea and that's about it. Like the saying goes, " Idea is there, execution is not."
The casting is horrible. Sigourney Weaver is just about there for two to three scenes. You may as well don't need to have Hugh Jackman in it cause his role, anybody could have done it. In my opinion, Jackman did not do enough to make his character more memorable. The only reason Dev Patel is in this movie is because he's Indian and they needed an IT computer guy. Hahaha. anyway Patel tends to overact sometimes and he was doing that in some scenes. And then you have Die Antwoord. Rappers, Ninja and Yolandi may have some pretty interesting tunes and all but they cannot act for shit. Horrible horrible acting from the both of them. Every scene they are in I am cringing and groaning at their delivery of lines and acting. In fact at some parts of the movie, I started to think that Chappie is just a long ass music video glorifying Die Antwoord. Someone should tell them to just stick to rapping cause their horrid acting is not going to convince anybody.
I did not like the direction and the editing was terrible. There were so many obvious inconsistent cuts. The robots were a little boring and I'm not sure about everyone but to me Hugh Jackman's robot, The Moose does look similar to the bad robot in Robocop.(The one that cant go down the staircase) and I absolutely loathe the ending. Sick and tired of this "happily ever after" bullshit. If you are going to do something as sloppy and shitty as this for the next Alien movie. Then you are no better than that French fuck of a director who did Alien Resurrection. Don't fuck the next one up, Neil Blomkamp and don't get fucking rappers as actors either.
Don't bother watching on a weekend. Just wait for the cable release. Chappie is forgettable.
None. Script is shit.
Recommended movies done by the director