Did You Know?
Sharlto Copley and director Neill Blomkamp are longtime close school-friends that Copley has appeared in every feature film Blomkamp has directed
Genre: Action, Science- Fiction, Thriller
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley
Neill Blomkamp… a family name difficult to pronounce at first, but since 2009, many film enthusiasts have come familiar with! Since his widely acclaimed science-fiction action vehicle District9 (2009) and filmmaker Blomkamp tries again to bring us what defies and compels description. His second film, the less appreciated Elysium, was a bit poorly structured and lacking any kind of satisfying conclusion. It felt in some ways like a Hollywoodised take on his first breakthrough film… Will his 3rd long feature bring us back a brilliant fable to remember!?
It is called Chappie and tells a story in the near future, where crime is patrolled by an oppressive 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! Neill is gathering, film after film, a greater ensemble cast with one simple man always by his side… Sharlto Copley, in the motioncapture role of Chappie himself. This time, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel are joining the cast, with the first two being sci-fi films acting expert! If Chappie can reflect a vision of the future that we have not yet seen yet, then it would be such a promising film to see.
-by Elias Doumar, Movie Critic