This week, I will see the third feature film from writer/director Neill Blomkamp, where the last hope for humanity isn’t human at all. Chappie is a robot, who is given sentient programming courtesy of a man named Deon. 169 more words
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If you could program your own personal robot, would you make him a mean tough super cool gangster to help you out on the ultimate heist? 164 more words
A digital consciousness, thrust into a world of dog-eat-dog competition, and left to evolve like a hand grenade waiting to explode: Chappie is born.
Neill Blomkamp, the visionary South African filmmaker that brought us such conceptual stimulants as District 9 (2009) and Elysium (2013), tackles issues of Artificial intelligence and the implicit conscience of sentient beings in his latest film Chappie, the story of a deadly (yet childlike) automaton released into the criminal underworld of Johannesburg. 697 more words