Chappie (Trailer #2) Review

FIRST TRAILER REVIEW OF 2015! I wasn’t really into the first trailer because it seemed to show pretty generic stuff for a first trailer and am a bit sore from Elysium (So disappointing) so I didn’t review it. Also no time. This I liked though, the idea of AI is fascinating and it’s always a good sci fi concept. The idea of replacing police with robots is giving me very vivid RoboCop flash backs. But I’ll wait and see. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.

“I am consciousness. I am alive. I am Chappie”


My Score: A-

Release date: 6th March 2015


After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.

What I liked

#4. HE-MAN Chappie!

chappie-HE-MAN Chappie

This and the moment he gets a book for the first time seem like a really fun scene. Very child like in his reactions. Love seeing that kind of development in an AI. It learns like a child would.

#3. Like a Dog Out a Car Window


Chappie has a great design to show emotion without facial expressions. The eyes and ears show everything you need to know about what’s going on in his head. Ears will prop up when he’s curious or happy.

#2. Here Comes trouble


Chappie and his adoptive family going out for war? Or robbing something? Don’t know the description is a little confusing and the trailer doesn’t explain a great deal. Still looks fun. The one on the left looks like she’s straight out of an 80’s sci fi film.



Yeah you show that ED-209 knock off what a real robot can do. Not got a lot to say but I have a strong feeling that something in this film will make me cry. Not sure what but maybe his creature dying.

What I Didn’t Like

#1. ED-209!


That robot is so much like the ED-209 it could cause a lawsuit. If I had the copyright to the Robocop franchise Blomkamp would be getting a call. SERIOUSLY LOOK AT IT!

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Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?

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25 responses to “Chappie (Trailer #2) Review”

  1. paigeaddams says :

    This one looks so fun! Lol, I was not a fan of District 9, and avoided Elysium because I was afraid it looked like it would be heading in the same general direction, but this one I *have* to check out – mainly for Chappie, but secondly because Die Antwoord is in this movie. XD If you’ve never heard them, they’re really *really* an acquired taste, lol. In the ‘Here Comes Trouble’ picture you showed, they’re the two people on the left.


  2. Jack Flacco says :

    Looking forward to this. Can’t wait to watch it in theaters.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Daniel says :

    Looks great!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ruth says :

    Yo Tim! I wasn’t too enthused about it the first time I saw it, but then when I saw the trailer on the big screen I was a bit more intrigued. I love District-9 but Elysium disappointed me, so hopefully this would be more like Blomkamp’s first film.

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  5. lukebbtt says :

    See, I actually really liked Elysium, so Neill Blomkamp hasn’t made a bad film yet in my eyes. It is also rumoured that his fourth film could feature a certain Xenomorph.

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  6. 70srichard says :

    The first trailer made it look intimate and smart. This second trailer feels derivative. The Robocop vibe is clear and the story sounds as generic as they come. Number 5 is alive, thirty years later. Short Circuit part 3.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Hmm okay so your opposite to me. Although yeah Robocop vibes all over, hopefully just a trailer vibe as the main story is very different than robocop. Still I hope we both like the film one way or another 😀


  7. Kristin says :

    I wasn’t a big fan of either trailer. It just looks . . . weird, from the robot, to the flow of the film, to even the actors and the story. I’m curious, but not too curious.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. mikeyb @ screenkicker says :

    I love the design of Chappie but im also worried after the disappointment that was Elysium

    Liked by 1 person

  9. gilbertspeaks says :

    This looks like something my grandsons would go to see with me. They are die hard science fiction fans and one of them is actually learning about robotics in school.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. TheMovieReviewDude says :

    I’ve really enjoyed Neill Blomkamp’s films so far, so I have high hopes for this one. It looks like another winner for him.


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