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[–] Oh_Boyyyy [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I mean it was an okay movie, but it just really made me feel for the robot it was almost like short circuit

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[–] boot13 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Hang on. You said it's one of the worst movies you've ever seen, then you said it's an okay movie. Which is it?

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[–] alien_01 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

one of the worst movies I have ever seen

I mean it was an okay movie

Solid mate, well done.

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[–] siglamide 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I loved it despite the cliches. We've had a lot of movies come out. To expect there to be no cliches in movies at this point, unless you're watching a real art house flick, is expecting too much.

It's almost literally a Short Circuit reboot, and it's a lot of fun. I mean, if you remember Short Circuit 2 as well as part 1.

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[–] gurlat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It was just so damn packed with movie cliches it almost felt like a failed parody.

There were scenes that were almost copied verbatim from Robocop, Almost Human, Total Recall (the TV seies) and so many characters that could have been plucked from bad 80's sci-fi. (The idealistic inventor, the thuggish criminals that live in a damaged concrete building, the angry ex-military bad guy). The writing was ham-fisted, and not forgetting so many plot holes and absurd scenes (Has anyone ever worked in a corporate office where pointing a gun at a coworkers head in front of a dozen witnesses, doesn't even get you a meeting with HR?)

Chappie was basically a bad B-movie made with a big budget.

After District 9, one of the most original concepts for a sci-fi film in a decade (in style rather than plot), seeing Blomkamp waste his talent on such an unoriginal pastiche of much better movies, it made me feel a little depressed too.

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[–] Warrick 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Seems to me that Neil Blomkamp isn't that great of a director. He's a brilliant visual and action director but it looks like he has no talent for good writing. District 9 had good writing but it was definitely the weaker part of the movie. After Elysium and Chappie, both movies where he gets to do what he wants with the script, I'm getting worried for the new Alien.

The Alien franchise has always been about subtle writing, themes that aren't spelled out for you and lots of subtext. I'm not confident in Blomkamp to do anything more than a pretty good horror-action flick.

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[–] dave31175 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

After District 9

I'd been looking forward to Chappie on the basis of how much I enjoyed District 9. But now I guess not...

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[–] LordHumongus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If you're looking for District 9 movie quality (writing, acting, story, logic, etc) you're going to have a bad time.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I saw it as well, visually stunning and amazing sets. Absolutely terrible acting, yet the story arc did end up leaving me sad. That being said the 2 rappers they cast, absolutely awful, not an ounce of acting ability between the two of them. I was really disappointed Blomenkamp would even consider them; and I understand they're South African, but that is literally all they brought to the movie.

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[–] Oh_Boyyyy [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is exactly why I said it was the worst movie been then said it was okay.

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[–] JimmyJimRyan 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not depressed but disappointed.

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[–] Rengeek 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Oh you mean that extended Die Antwoord music video? I like Die Antwoord as novelty act and all, but I wanted it to be more about the robot and less a heavy handed dark social statement of acceptance. Though I did like it enough to watch again.

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[–] FilmMakingShitlord 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If you think that Chappie was one of the worst movies you've seen, you haven't seen very many movies. I've seen flicks that literally have no story (Sucker Punch), films that are shot on a VCR camera and with no sound editing (Birdemic), movies that has terribly unrealistic and wooden dialogue (anything by Assylum films), and SciFi films that think that being SciFi is all you need to create an interesting universe (Jupiter Ascending).

Chappie has a story, it's not original but still has a story. It's well shot, and has damn good sound design. It's dialogue and acting is natural, and takes place in an environment people aren't used to. And it's a scifi film that puts the story before the pseudoscience.

Now after saying all of that: I didn't like it. It was uncreative, and didn't say anything new about the "machine coming alive" story. I think that Ex Machina did a better job, and even that had it's problems.

Plus,

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[–] Vusys 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was just depressed that I paid money to see it. There is really nothing about this film I like, apart from the CGI for Chappie and the other robots which was well done - but good CGI like that is a bit of a given nowadays.

The . But for me the awful plot and acting was so laughably bad that I found it to be more an unintentional comedy.

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