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Chappie scores an R rating and plenty of new stills

02.12.2015

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Neill Blomkamp's latest takes place in the near future (surprise, surprise), when crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. One police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, becoming the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. If you were worried that CHAPPIE might represent a lighter side of Blomkamp, have no fear, as the MPAA has given the film a nice, hard R for violence, language and brief nudity. Will Hugh Jackman be caught sporting a mullet and only a mullet? Time will tell, but we have a plethora of new pictures to whet your appetite. The full gallery can be spotted here, but I've pulled the cooler shots for you below.

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I may be in the minority, but I'm not completely sold on CHAPPIE. I'm sure the film will have its fair share of action, but the emotion seems a little forced regarding the titular character. Still, when Blomkamp's directing is on, it's really on and definitely worth seeing in a theater. Sharlto Copley has always delivered with his acting, so I'm hoping his take on Chappie will suck me into the story and actually bring me to care.

CHAPPIE hits theaters on March 6, 2015.

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1:48AM on 02/14/2015
I'm also on the fence on Chappie & while District 9 was excellent, I was very disappointed by Elysium & didn't really get that movie. This one just seems like an R rated remake of Short Circuit.
I'm also on the fence on Chappie & while District 9 was excellent, I was very disappointed by Elysium & didn't really get that movie. This one just seems like an R rated remake of Short Circuit.
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8:40AM on 02/13/2015
I loved District 9, enjoyed Elysium too despite hearing bad things about it before I got around to seeing it, so i'm not going to underestimate Blomkamp. It might look the Die Antwoord cut of Short Circuit, but I'll be giving this movie a chance and hopefully it'll be excellent. Much like Jupiter Ascending would have needed great reviews to sway my decision to see it in cinemas or not, Chappie will have to be absolutely slated for me to have second thoughts about giving it a miss.
I loved District 9, enjoyed Elysium too despite hearing bad things about it before I got around to seeing it, so i'm not going to underestimate Blomkamp. It might look the Die Antwoord cut of Short Circuit, but I'll be giving this movie a chance and hopefully it'll be excellent. Much like Jupiter Ascending would have needed great reviews to sway my decision to see it in cinemas or not, Chappie will have to be absolutely slated for me to have second thoughts about giving it a miss.
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6:58AM on 02/13/2015

sweet

Thought this was gonna be pg13 for sure. I loved district 9 and while elysium wasn't amazing, it definitely entertained me. This looks pretty good as well.
Thought this was gonna be pg13 for sure. I loved district 9 and while elysium wasn't amazing, it definitely entertained me. This looks pretty good as well.
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5:32AM on 02/13/2015
At least they got ED-209 right this time.!
At least they got ED-209 right this time.!
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4:28AM on 02/13/2015
Sorry, but there is no way I can see this movie work. It's like a Kids movie with an R-Rating.
Sorry, but there is no way I can see this movie work. It's like a Kids movie with an R-Rating.
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12:54AM on 02/13/2015
I'd love for this movie to be good.

But it looks like a bunch of uninspired, recycled ideas with some polish on them. I like all the talent involved though, so I can't imagine it's half bad.
I'd love for this movie to be good.

But it looks like a bunch of uninspired, recycled ideas with some polish on them. I like all the talent involved though, so I can't imagine it's half bad.
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11:18PM on 02/12/2015
Seems to me pretty sad that film-fans are wishing failure on a new talented director just because he dared to put some real life situations -that they would rather stick their heads in the sand about- into his films. He was not "preaching", he wasn't attacking any nation. He used real problems happening in many parts of the world, extrapolating on them like is done in smart science fiction. And he does gadgetary action like nobody else does.
Seems to me pretty sad that film-fans are wishing failure on a new talented director just because he dared to put some real life situations -that they would rather stick their heads in the sand about- into his films. He was not "preaching", he wasn't attacking any nation. He used real problems happening in many parts of the world, extrapolating on them like is done in smart science fiction. And he does gadgetary action like nobody else does.
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8:53PM on 02/12/2015
Distracting Haircut: The Movie

Remember when this was supposed to be a light hearted comedy? Another bomb incoming.
Distracting Haircut: The Movie

Remember when this was supposed to be a light hearted comedy? Another bomb incoming.
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8:45PM on 02/12/2015

You might be in the minority....

....but you're not alone. I haven't seen anything interesting about this film. That plus the director who made Elysium and you have something that is a Redbox rental at best. It could surprise me, but so far the commercials make out Weaver and Jackman to be bad guys because they're against the concept of unrestrained science doing incredibly dangerous things. It's funny, but that's normally the opposite of what these films are. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe we're going to get another 2
....but you're not alone. I haven't seen anything interesting about this film. That plus the director who made Elysium and you have something that is a Redbox rental at best. It could surprise me, but so far the commercials make out Weaver and Jackman to be bad guys because they're against the concept of unrestrained science doing incredibly dangerous things. It's funny, but that's normally the opposite of what these films are. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe we're going to get another 2 hour Blomkamp lecture about how he views political theory.

I'll wait for the reviews to see if it sounds better than what I've seen so far.
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7:42PM on 02/12/2015
After being exceptionally let down by Elysium, I wasn't sold on this at first, but the more I see and hear, the more I'm looking forward to it. Blomkamp definitely seems the man for the job and hard R is where he works best. Fingers crossed it surprises me like District 9!
After being exceptionally let down by Elysium, I wasn't sold on this at first, but the more I see and hear, the more I'm looking forward to it. Blomkamp definitely seems the man for the job and hard R is where he works best. Fingers crossed it surprises me like District 9!
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7:39PM on 02/12/2015
I'm always happy to see original R-rated films (even though this film is about as original as Avatar). Still, making the trailers look like some ET/Short Circuit type of film isn't a good idea if the material is R-rated. Making an R-rated movie look like a kid's flick is a recipe for disaster. I wish it luck though.
I'm always happy to see original R-rated films (even though this film is about as original as Avatar). Still, making the trailers look like some ET/Short Circuit type of film isn't a good idea if the material is R-rated. Making an R-rated movie look like a kid's flick is a recipe for disaster. I wish it luck though.
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7:33PM on 02/12/2015

FUCK YESSSSSSSS

So happy this is R. I thought for sure it would be PG-13.
So happy this is R. I thought for sure it would be PG-13.
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8:48PM on 02/12/2015
Why? Blomkamp has made two feature-length films, and both were R rated. He's obviously not afraid of the rating.
Why? Blomkamp has made two feature-length films, and both were R rated. He's obviously not afraid of the rating.
7:28PM on 02/12/2015

YES YES YES YES YES YES!!

Jackman's mullet is worth the price of admission alone!!
Jackman's mullet is worth the price of admission alone!!
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7:26PM on 02/12/2015
I'm really looking forward to this film. District 9 was great, and I recently re-watched Elysium and enjoyed it more than I remembered. There's too few original big-budget action films these days, especially R-rated ones. Jackman's never given a bad performance, so I feel this is worth a trip to the theater.
I'm really looking forward to this film. District 9 was great, and I recently re-watched Elysium and enjoyed it more than I remembered. There's too few original big-budget action films these days, especially R-rated ones. Jackman's never given a bad performance, so I feel this is worth a trip to the theater.
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