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You could easily say director Neill Blomkamp remade his major success District 9 simply by replacing aliens with a sentient robot. You wouldn't be entirely wrong, when it comes to tone, delivery and the look of the film. But you wouldn't do Chappie justice either.
The decision to have the first sentient police robot fall into the hands of gangsters who, of course, want to use it for a heist teach him how to talk like they do both has its perks and flaws.
Chappie is a lovable protagonist, especially in his "baby" moments, the entire gangsta behavior less so. Casting the South African musicians Die Antwoord turns out to be both a blessing and a curse. Yolandi fills her mother role with childlike glee, her husband Ninja is the stereotype of a dumb and violent gangsta, and his acting abilities are pretty limited.
Overall, one of the problems is the question of the target audience. The sweet misguided robot aspect may be too naive for the action fans, and bodies being torn apart by giant robot scissors are too violent for the kids, who could easily love the protagonist.
The film still works thanks to excellent special-effects ...
The Hobbit: The Battle of the five Armies
And so our visit to Middle Earth ends. With a bang? Sure. With disappointment? I fear so.
The first two parts of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy already got complaints similar to the Star Wars prequels, the final installment will probably be no exception. The difference being: the last chapter of Bilbo's story actually deserves quite some of the criticism.
It starts with the way the films were split in two. That throws us in medias res in Smaug's attack on Lake Town but also makes it hard to get into the story at first. It probably works ...
I had to let it sink in for 24 hours. During the film itself I was on the edge of my seat, clenching my fists into it, I laughed, I was touched, never indifferent but sometimes confused, maybe. So the final judgement had to wait.
After a good night's sleep and some thinking I feel comfortable in saying Interstellar met my pretty big expectations. I am sure the reception will be somewhat mixed and ...