Chappie begins in 2016, when a robotic police force has been deployed along with the human police to curb violent crimes in Johannesburg.
The mission is successful and the robot’s inventor Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) is praised for the mission’s success.
At home, Deon Wilson creates a prototype artificial intelligence that mimics a human mind to the point of feeling emotions and having opinions, and wants to test the same on a police robot, something that he is denied off.
Deon Wilson is adamant and so steals a recently damaged robot before it is destroyed and puts it in his van, along with the guard key needed to update the robot’s software.
On his way home, he is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, Ninja (Ninja), Yolandi (Yolandi Visser) and Yankie (Jose Pablo Cantillo), who threaten to kill him unless he reprograms a police robot to fight for them.
Deon Wilson installs the new software into the damaged robot, which responds to child like terror upon powering up.
Deon and Yolandi calm the robot, teaching it words and naming it Chappie. Deon Wilson wants to stay with the robot, Ninja forces him out of their hideout and then things stars to fall apart.
The best past of the film is it’s pace and energy. Ninja and Yolandi are hilariously disgusting characters are probably the most colorful people in the world.
This movie will make you hate Hugh Jackman like you can’t even imagine. Dev Patel essays his part with a lot of sincerity.
However, the heart of this film comes from Chappie, which is testament to the excellently-rendered motion capture performance from Sharlto Copley, leaving you rooting for him throughout.
At the end of it, everyone was expecting Chappie to be as great as District 9, but then Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie is not bad either.
Chappie (Sharlto Copley) is a sweet guy, an innocent robot who is misunderstood and becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for him...3.0