This Trailer For Neill Blomkamp's Chappie Gets Us Right In The Feels

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Neill Blomkamp's new robot movie Chappie is hilarious, like Short Circuit on speed, judging from what we've seen so far. But this brand new trailer hints that there's a serious topic at the heart of the film, and you might want to strap yourself in for some intense emotions.

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In Chappie, the police are all replaced by brutal robots, which seems like a pretty topical issue in itself right now — but one of these robots gets upgraded and turned into a thinking, feeling person in its own right, by Dev Patel. And Sigourney Weaver, with her anti-A.I. extremist henchman Hugh Jackman, see this as a threat to the future of humanity. So they want to wipe out this independent consciousness before it gets a chance to grow and survive. Poor Chappie! So it makes more sense now that Chappie has to learn to be kind of a badass, at the hands of rap-rave group Die Antwoord.

This is still looking like one of the year's most interesting films. Fingers crossed!

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Straelbora
Straelbora

Why do these creatures always turn out to be so Christ-like? How about a police robot that achieves sentience and has the worldview of Dick Cheney?