Before heading to the movies tonight, we thought we’d help you make your decision of what to watch a little easier. From Neill Blomkamp, the director of “Elysium” and “District 9” comes another Sci-fi action movie that questions the role of robots in a future society. Read below to see what critics are saying about Neill Blomkamps latest Sci-fi movie before heading out tonight.
The New York Times: Good character development captures your attention during entire movie.
“Even at his shakiest, Mr. Blomkamp holds your attention with stories about characters banding together to emerge from a hell not of their own making, a liberation journey that just isn’t the same old, same old when a director was born in South Africa. ” [source]
Rolling Stones: Thinks it’s played out.
“Blomkamp and his wife and co-writer, Terri Tatchell, stack the deck. Instead of awe, we get E.T.-aww.” [source]
NYDailyNews: More sensitive viewers should expect a migrane.
” ‘Chappie’ is as subtle as a sledgehammer. The latest sci-fi action spectacle from “District 9” and “Elysium” director Neill Blomkamp is also sprawling, bombastic, deafening, ugly and ultra-violent. Adolescent males and video gamers who get off on massive explosions and urban mayhem may think that sounds like bliss. More sensitive viewers should expect a migraine.” [source]
TimeOut London: Its adorable, sympathetic and even relatable, a lost soul in a harsh world.
“The plot is threadbare, the nods to ‘RoboCop’ are laid on thick and it’s hard to overlook the fact that Blomkamp has made another Jo’burg-based movie strangely lacking in black characters. But with its stunning urban landscapes, trash-talking titanium hero and mulleted, God-bothering bad guy (Hugh Jackman, never better), this hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker.” [source]
Portland Oregonian: This could be the year of robots in movies.
“Blomkamp has just been handed the reins to the next “Alien” film–perhaps Weaver’s appearance here is her stamp of approval. He’s got the visual and technical chops to revitalize the franchise, but to make a truly great movie, he’ll need the human touch that, at least in the world of “Chappie,” only a machine can provide.” [source]