CHAPPiE was released on March 6th, 2015 and is set in the future where a high crime rates in Johannesburg, South Africa leads to the introduction of state-of-the-art armour plated robots. These succeed where their human counterparts have failed. So pleased with their success the programmer decides he wants to make them more human-like and updates their software with AI capabilities. His boss however does not agree. All would be fine until a gang of thugs decide they have had enough of the new police presence and decide they want to kidnap the programmer.
The movie is one that I found to be fairly original and in the most part I enjoyed it. The AI robot was well done and funny with the other cast being believable in their selected roles. Hugh Jackman was good in his role as the programmer’s rival in the company and Sigourney Weaver made a good boss. The thing that let it down was the amount of foul language, some of it I could take but it became tiresome as the story went on. I enjoyed the movie and would give it 3 out of 5.
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