Synopsis: In Johannesburg, the police department reduced the high rating of criminality using robots from the Tetravaal Company, designed by the engineer Deon Wilson. The former military Vincent Moore is envious of Deon, since he has developed another project called Moose, but neither Tetravaal nor the police department is interested. Deon has just developed an Artificial Intelligence but the Tetravaal's CEO Michelle Bradley asks him to abort the project. Deon decides to bring the damaged Robot 22 that was sent to be crushed to test his A.I. However he is kidnapped by the criminals Ninja, Yo-Landi and Amerika that want him to stop the robot cops. When they see the damaged robot in the van, they force Deon to program it to heist banks with them and they call it Chappie. However, Chappie acts like a child and need to be trained to learn and grow. Meanwhile Vincent follows Deon and plots an evil scheme to activate his robot.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Neill Blomkamp
Production: Sony Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min


when we look at evolution...'s not surprising

that Chappie's left turn happened.

It's too early to tell how

this is all going to play out.

I didn't believe this would happen

in my lifetime, but it is.

Downtown Johannesburg.

It's a dangerous city.

Each day, more than 300 murders

and violent attacks take place here.

Two officers have been killed,

three taken to the hospital.

A bloody end to a shoot-out

between cops and robbers.

Another man in blue dead.

Today, we usher in a new day.

- One that represents the end of crime.

- Move in. Lock on target. Fire! Fire!

The end of corruption.

Go! Go! Up against the wall!

On the ground.

- All targets neutralised.

- And the start...

...of the rebirth of our city!

Welcome to the world's

first robotic police force.

Johannesburg, South Africa, became

the focus of the world in 2016...

...with the deployment of the planet's

first all-robotic police units.

Crime levels plummeted,

and Tetravaal stock skyrocketed.

Certain parts are from China...

...but all robots are assembled

right here in South Africa.

The population's biggest fear

was vulnerability to hacking.

Tetravaal assures this is not

something to worry about...

...with their bullet-proof

Guard Key system.

A system which allows only them

to update software on the robots.

Before the success of the ubiquitous

human-sized police robots...

...there was a bigger bad boy

on the block:
The Moose.

Vincent Moore is a weapons designer

and a former soldier.

He has a spiritual issue

with artificial intelligence.

I have a robot that is indestructible.

It is operated

by a thinking, adaptable...

...humane, moral human being.

The advanced neural transmitter


...the human operator's thoughts

into the robot's actions.

A departure from the AI

that governs the Scouts.

Now with interest from the U.S.,

China and North Korea...

...the Scouts' creator, Deon Wilson,

sees a rich future.

What really interests me

is high-level AI.

True intelligence.

A machine that can think and feel.

Is that the mandate at Tetravaal?

To take that evolutionary step forward

and build something truly alive?

Scout 22 arriving now

at Maintenance Bay 6.

- Team 1, off deck. Go!

- Hurry. Open it up.

- Let's get him out.

- Load it up!

- He's pretty banged up.

- Oh, my God.

- Come on!

- Ready to go.

Oh, chrissakes.

See this 22? Luck of the draw.

They used him as a speed bump.

Look at this.

It's like he's cursed or something.

Every time he goes out.

Now, yeah, it's his ear.

Antenna, right.

Can we switch this out?

Check that circuit again.

Terminal on 7 and 7A.

Reports of gunfire

in Sections 5, 7 and 8.

Okay, fire it up.

Police request all available Scouts

to be mobilised.

Destination or task.

Helipad. Yeah?

Hey, 22, just watch yourself

this time, eh?


- We're in sh*t!

- Duh, we in sh*t, Amerika!

I said it was a bad deal.

- I said it over and over.

- Everybody, just chill!

Yes, we have a problem.

And, yes, I'm gonna solve it!

Command, we are searching

for suspects driving a grey vehicle.

Hey. They're here!

- What's up with this sh*t?

- Looks pissed.


Listen, some sh*t went down.

Wasn't our fault.

Your weapon.

F***'s sakes.

And your keys.

Come on.

Open the back.

Hey, hey, hey!

We're lucky to be alive, Hippo.


You know there's no way out of this.

There's always a way.

Name your price. We'll sort you out.

My price?

Is 20 million.

- Come on, man. Ridiculous.

- What the f***?

F*** I'm gonna pay that back, dude?

Get on your knees.

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Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈnil ˈblumkamp]; born 17 September 1979) is a South African-born Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator. Blomkamp employs a documentary-style, hand-held, cinéma vérité technique, blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction film District 9, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He directed the dystopian science fiction film Elysium, which garnered moderately positive reviews and a good box office return. He is known for his collaborations with South African actor Sharlto Copley. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Time named Blomkamp as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2009. Forbes named him as the 21st most powerful celebrity from Africa. more…

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