Critics have not been kind to Chappie. Sure, Neil Blomkamp’s latest film has plot holes and an ending that stands in defiance of the movie’s otherwise emotionally and philosophically engaging themes, but it’s by no means a terrible movie. I left it slightly disappointed in its final twenty minutes, but any disappointment I felt was far overshadowed by sheer shock at just how critically eviscerated the movie was.
Metacritic, a site that aggregates films’ critical reception on a 100-point scale, lists the quantified critical reaction to Chappie as precisely equal to that of Jupiter Ascending.
So before I really say anything about Chappie I just wanted to let you know that that’s insane.
In Chappie, Blomkamp’s signature South African Sci-Fi ghetto of the not too distant future becomes the setting of its broadest subject matter yet. Where District 9…
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