Must Watch: Second Trailer Arrives for Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'

January 9, 2015
Source: Sony Pictures

Chappie Trailer

"A thinking robot could be the end of mankind!" Sony Pictures has unveiled the second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's third sci-fi feature, titled Chappie, about a young robot being raised in a violent world. This is the second trailer we've seen following the first teaser for Chappie, and it has a completely different tone, focusing on the comedy that leads to the tragedy in the end. At least they're not holding back showing the social-political angle. Dev Patel stars, with Die Antwoord's Yo-Landi & Ninja plus Sharlto Copley as Chappie. We also get a few more glimpses of the bad guys: Hugh Jackman with a mullet, and Sigourney Weaver. This looks really, really good - even after Elysium I'm still excited for Blomkamp's latest creation.

Here's the second official trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, originally from Entertainment Weekly:

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. Chappie is the third film written and directed by South African sci-fi auteur Neill Blomkamp, following up his films Elysium and District 9 previously. The script was co-written by Terri Tatchell, based on Blomkamp's short Tetra Vaal. Filming took place down in South Africa last year, with a cast including rappers Die Antwoord and Hugh Jackman. Sony Pictures has Blomkamp's Chappie set for release starting on March 6th, 2015 next year. Thoughts?

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  • Jon Odishaw
    This is quite the comedy... But seriously this looks every bit as good as District and elysium.
  • Trey
    Opening night...fresh haircut...empty bladder...high
    • Big R
      Best comment anywhere in 2015 so far.
  • JBrotsis
    I'm liking this trailer much more than the first. Gives a better feel to the actual story. And it has a solid 'District 9' vibe to it.
  • TheOct8pus
    My lips are Chappie... But seriously. I'm gonna go see this. It look very emotional and gritty.
  • Enola
    Damn those two trailers for Chappie present different movies. Hoping it is more like D9 and not like Elysium. Loved D9, liked Elysium. Blomkamp sure knows have to make "living" effects :-)
    • Totally! His visuals are flawless even if the movie (Elysium) is flawed.
    • Big R
      Your first sentence is exactly what ran through my head as the trailer finished lol.
  • Maxx
    I liked the first trailer. Introduced us to Chappie and where he comes from. This one is a well crafted one. This trailer highlights the story and fleshes out the other characters. Though I do wish that I hadn't watched this trailer. I would have loved to see this story unfold on the big screen.
  • Luis_from_Mexico
    "No disassemble Chappie #5!" But seriously, it looks promising.
  • Justin R
    Been looking forward to this film. I feel like it'll be more like D9 then Elysium, though I enjoyed both, I definitely thought D9 was the better of the two.
  • Matthew
    No lie, whenever the He-Man scene hits I get a little teary-eyed.
    • Henry Willis
      haha true story
  • Lagoya
    Looks great! Although it will be tough to beat Elysium, that is one of my favourite movies ever.
    • David Diaz
      First time I've heard that one. But ok. This does look great. Can't wait to see it. Great acting by Sharlto Copley. I'm assuming he does the mo-cap for Chappie as well as the voice.
      • Lagoya
        I'm serious lol, I've seen it like 5 times, I preferred it to district 9
    • Henry Willis
      D9 beat Elysium. And this will probably beat it too. Elysium was just a 6/10 for me.
  • Tester
    Doesn't look very original nor interesting at all.. Gonna pass
    • Nice trolling there, twat.
      • Henry Willis
        It actually did remind me of Robocop ;( not in a good way. This still looks really good. JOHNNY 5 is alive!
      • Tester
        very nice mature response.. sorry if my opinion differed in any way from yours
  • shiboleth
    well, this looks bettere than first trailer, but still repetitive in many ways ...
    • JBrotsis
      that's cause it's a trailer.
      • shiboleth
        of course. But, we all have some experiences with trailers, don't we? And that means that the end-result can be even worse than I said. So, I took my liberty and wrote what I wrote. You don't have to agree, but I'm a kinda pessimistic about the quality of the whole narrative ...
  • redtie
    I hope CHAPPiE will be be better than WALL-E. ~ducks behind desk~
  • HA! Did Ripley really just say "Burn it to Ash."? Gotta love that Alien nod.
  • Trey Wilson
    Love Blomkamp. Looking forward to this.
  • What's with all the "but seriously" comments on this page.
    • Terry Craig
      cos the trailer is kinda hard to take seriously
  • Chris Groves
    Looks like a blatant mash-up of Robocop and Short Circuit painted with Blomkamp's repetitive style used on D-9 and Elysium.
  • Terry Craig
    At first, the premise (which is blatantly taken from Robocop) looked like it could successfully lead the movie somewhat into the direction of a grittier but funnier robot-version of E.T. Now, instead, this trailer shows that this pretty ridiculous concept is supposed to be the base for a pompous, emotional action spectacle with cardboard cut-out villains and heroes.... Sorry, I hoped Blokamp would try something new with his filmmaking talents, but this looks like another Elysium at best.
    • Terry Craig
      And the shot revealing that Hugh Jackman is spying on the protagonists with binoculars is hilarious. All he needs is a curly mustache and curse them while shaking his fist.
  • Ty Webb
    I have had booty juice that was more fun that watching that sad remake of robocop and short circuit. I hope this movie tanks, badly
    • JBrotsis
      Good! One less person to wait in line behind.
      • Ty Webb
        I dont think you will have to wait behind anyone
    Interesting. If this was his first go, I would be psyched, but am still pretty excited, just tempering my expectations...a lot.
  • Payne by name
    District 9 is my favourite film but Elysium was utter trash. I'm really not sure about this. The crazy band of cyber punks that he hooks up with and all the fist touching seem pretty cliched. I'm also perplexed how the first trailer made it out to be this life enriching, you can be anything, TV talent show sentimentality seeking nonsense but now the concept has completely changed to this action packed, oppressive movie. This film doesn't have a clue what it is meant to be. It's like the studio thought "we've got the director of D9, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and the guy from Slumdog - how can we fail" but didn't bother to think about what the actual film was about or what it's core direction was. Like they assumed that simply putting the ingredients together and throwing money at it would make a good movie. You think they would have learned their lesson as exactly the same thing happened with Elysium. I'm sorry Neil, you showed such great promise with your 9 minute live action Halo film and with District 9 but you are now drowning in a sea of empty, noisy vacuous projects that are wasting and diminishing your talents. Take a long break, go play some Xbox, watch some 80's movies and re-find the egde that you once had.
  • Big R
    This is the trailer that sold me. I would've seen it regardless but still.
  • Xerxexx
    • Ty Webb
      It will suck
      • IamSlave
        Like your mom.
        • Ty Webb
          Your mother is a slampig
        • Ty Webb
          Yours is a slampig
          • IamSlave
            LOL You really came back a month later just to say the same thing? Thats gotta be next level stupid. Ha.
          • Ty Webb
            sadly kept getting deleted
  • Bill
    That looks really good!
  • ragethorn
    Looks great!




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