Presented by James M. Tate / 3/10/2015 / No comments / 2015 , dev patel , hugh jackman , science-fiction , sigourney weaver
DEV PATEL AND HUGH JACKMAN IN CHAPPIE
|2015 rating: **1/2|
The scientist/creator, Deon Wilson, played by Patel, works for an uptight boss who wants to cut costs – yet the biggest obstacle is a bullying alpha male, Vincent... Hugh Jackman in an “anyone could have played this part” role... who is, like one ROBOCOP corporate goon, in charge of a monstrous banned mechanism so similar to the ED-209, CHAPPIE could have easily been a second (and better) RC remake. Hell, it's even bookended with pseudo documentary newsreels providing glimpses into a dystopian society (but in South Africa).
After a long two-hours, suffering though particular characters limited in depth and intelligence, the realization that CHAPPIE is more of a contained fable than a rip-roaring action flick could let some people down. Others might be relieved that there's something surprisingly original about a vehicle that's anything but. OVERALL RANK: Jedi, Rebel, Droid, Sith.