Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bonus review: Chappie

I skipped Chappie in the theater because I heard it was bad. Then I was stuck on a transatlantic airplane flight, and thought why not? Ugh. I made it all the way through, but mainly because I could distract myself with word games on a tablet.

This is a movie without much in the way of redeeming features. I already wasn't a fan of Neill Blomkamp (District 9 and Elysium), and this is no improvement. Casting Yolandi Visser and Ninja of Die Antwoord was a mistake - the two of them are fascinatingly weird but not actually good actors. The story is uninspired, and both it and the dialogue are occasionally cringe-worthy.

The best thing I can say about this movie is that the effects are pretty decent. On the other hand, I didn't pay to see it and I still think the price was too high.

...and it's still a better movie than Blackhat.

Performance: 1/5
Plot: 1/5
Production: 2.5/5
Overall: 1/5
Bechdel: Fail (D)
Mako Mori: Fail
What are these?

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