Neill Blomkamp’s new film Chappie, set to release on the 6th March 2015, stars a stellar local and international cast. The South African homegrown talent includes Sharlto Copley, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and international stars include Hugh Jackman (sporting a mullet haircut) and Sigourney Weaver.




Chappie tells the story of

The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever. Youtube

Hang on… It seems that this sci-fi comedy fits into the impressive continuum of self-perpetuating movie robots – with specific reference to Short Circuit, 1986, and the robot #5.

After being struck by thunder, #5- originally designed as a military weapon, develops a mind of his own with human emotions and intelligence. Sound familiar?

What do you think? Comment in the box below…