After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family.
Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man.
But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot.
The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
Of course, this story has been done many times – Short Circuit, AI, Robocop – to name just a few successful movies from the past 30 years.
But, the fact that Chappie comes from director Neill Blomkamp, who delivered the Oscar nominated District 9, doesn’t hurt its chances of being a box office sleeper.