...and let him fight Ed209? Welcome to the strangeness that is Chappie. Spoilers, fuckmother!
(I don't get it, why should that be the only word he cannot remember correctly?
That seriously was some Johnny 5.2 you got yourself there. Bonus points for the Indian guy being played by an actual Indian guy this time, but yeah - for someone whose debut District9 was lauded mainly for being a beacon of originality, Chappie was so obviously inspired that it was close to being a reboot. Including the disturbing mutilation/death of Johnny from part 2...
And including the Input scene. Upgraded to the Internet age, of course.
That said, the way this was shot was - confusing. It had some of his pseudo documentary style footage again - far less than in D9, but enough to make it seem that he wants to make it a trademark. It was loud and hectic, with annoying characters...
Characters who seriously lived and died with the talent of their actors. Let us just say - Die Antwoord is not the answer. Unless your question is "Why shouldn't you let wannabe Gangster Rappers you happen to like play main parts in your movie?"
I don't even get the logic behind those characters - they are essentially playing themselves - the Band Die Antwoord exists in this universe - and yet they live in an industrial ruin and rob armored bank transporters with pink Uzis and Yellow AKs? Are you telling me, this lady
is an actual Gangster?
That said - the other nonsensical and over the top character in this movie is played by an actual actor. And is entertaining as hell!
Even though I have some serious problems to understand why he doesn't have his ass handed to him immediately after holding a gun to his colleagues head in front of the whole fucking office......Anyway. He's fun. Hugh Jackman in full psychopath mode is highly entertaining and we don't get to see him play villains often enough. Kudos for making him devoutly Christian - Fox News is gonna shred this movie to pieces.
But I predict he's gonna bring the mullet and the shorts back! (A mini mullet, but still :) )
Sharlto Copley is doing great. He has less to work with as a MoCap actor than most of his colleagues (who mostly are Andy Serkis, I guess. And James Spader in the near future, let's see how he pulls the robot off) because he doesn't have any mimics, but he's playing Chappie amazingly - funny, weird, heartwarming or heartbreaking..
I expect Chappie to play in the MotU reboot!
And admittedly, the finale was something I haven't seen before. Was something I hadn't expected and frankly something we probably wouldn't get from a Hollywood movie. A finale performed by robots, without human characters on screen? Nope! Worth the price of admission alone. I really want to see a sequel with the now three robots....
The Action was great, really well choreographed and only slightly shaky cammed.......the music - when it wasn't songs from Die Antwoord (No, I won't become a fan of them, neither as actors nor as musicians) was gripping, but It was Hans Zimmer, what do you expect.
Oh - And Sigourney Weaver was in it, too. Completely underused as she is so often in recent years, I cant wait for Ripley to come back!