It’s rare for filmmakers to admit that a movie they directed didn’t work. But that’s what Neill Blomkamp just did in a fascinating interview with Den of Geek, in which the director admits that although he still loves his film Chappie, it had a variety of problems, including its inability to connect with an audience.
Image Engine, the Vancouver-based special effects company that worked on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, has posted up a VFX breakdown reel that shows just how they transformed Sharlto Copley into the film’s titular robot.
Chappie, the childlike super-genius robot, is the best thing about Chappie, the movie. And a large part of that is due to Sharlto Copley’s insane performance, done via motion capture. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the movie’s DVD featurettes that shows how Copley created the character.
Chappie, the titular robot hero from Chappie is already quite childlike for a robot. But when you shrink him down to practically robo-baby proportions, he becomes even more obviously childike - and down right cute to boot!
When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward.
Sure, Chappie may not have lived up to our expecations as a movie, but Chappie the robot was definitely our favourite thing about it. So it's a good job 3A are turning the titular robot into an amazing action figure we can buy then!
We wanted Chappie to be a good movie. We desperately wanted to get back on the Neill Blomkamp train. But sadly, Chappie gets lost in the very questions it marvels at itself for asking, with violence that's so over-the-top it would be laughable... if it wasn't so absurdly grotesque. However Chappie, the robot itself,…
Sharlto Copley (District 9) brought the titular robot of Chappie to life, thanks to performance capture and director Neill Blomkamp, but as it turns out everyone wanted him dead. We spoke with the Chappie'scast — Copley, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver — about the violence they inflicted upon this adorable robot.
For a former police drone, the titular robo-hero of CHAPPiE sure has a cutesy design. I mean look a the little flappy ears and everything! Recreating it in Lego as Eric Tsai did only makes him look even cuter.
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Here are the first-ever clips from Neill Blomkamp's Chappie movie, which are laughably devoid of any actual scenes with the titular robot. But what they do have is plenty of villains and Hugh Jackman with a mullet.
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Here we have the latest trailer for Neill Blomkamp's AI flick, Chappie, which follows the travails of a teen robot learning How To Be. And even though the kind young bot we've seen in the last few trailers looks harmless, the preview shows a world where people just don't know what to do with thinking, feeling…
The second trailer for the upcoming sci-fi movie Chappie gives us some background on the smart lil badass robot who just wants to live, man.
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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Check out the very heartstring-pulling, musical-swelling look at Chappie, District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp's smaller, robot-centric film, which also stars Hugh Jackman and musical duo Die Antwoord.