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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Reader Feedback - 47 Comments


This is quite the comedy... But seriously this looks every bit as good as District and elysium.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 9, 2015


Opening night...fresh haircut...empty bladder...high

Trey on Jan 9, 2015


Best comment anywhere in 2015 so far.

Big R on Jan 10, 2015


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.

JBrotsis on Jan 9, 2015


My lips are Chappie... But seriously. I'm gonna go see this. It look very emotional and gritty.

TheOct8pus on Jan 9, 2015


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 🙂

Enola on Jan 9, 2015


Totally! His visuals are flawless even if the movie (Elysium) is flawed.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jan 9, 2015


Your first sentence is exactly what ran through my head as the trailer finished lol.

Big R on Jan 10, 2015


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.

Maxx on Jan 9, 2015


"No disassemble Chappie #5!" But seriously, it looks promising.

Luis_from_Mexico on Jan 9, 2015


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.

Justin R on Jan 9, 2015


No lie, whenever the He-Man scene hits I get a little teary-eyed.

Matthew on Jan 9, 2015


haha true story

Henry Willis on Jan 9, 2015


Looks great! Although it will be tough to beat Elysium, that is one of my favourite movies ever.

Lagoya on Jan 9, 2015


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.

David Diaz on Jan 9, 2015


I'm serious lol, I've seen it like 5 times, I preferred it to district 9

Lagoya on Jan 9, 2015


D9 beat Elysium. And this will probably beat it too. Elysium was just a 6/10 for me.

Henry Willis on Jan 9, 2015


Doesn't look very original nor interesting at all.. Gonna pass

Tester on Jan 9, 2015


Nice trolling there, twat.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jan 9, 2015


It actually did remind me of Robocop ;( not in a good way. This still looks really good. JOHNNY 5 is alive!

Henry Willis on Jan 9, 2015


very nice mature response.. sorry if my opinion differed in any way from yours

Tester on Jan 9, 2015


well, this looks bettere than first trailer, but still repetitive in many ways ...

shiboleth on Jan 9, 2015


that's cause it's a trailer.

JBrotsis on Jan 10, 2015


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 ...

shiboleth on Jan 11, 2015


I hope CHAPPiE will be be better than WALL-E. ~ducks behind desk~

redtie on Jan 9, 2015


HA! Did Ripley really just say "Burn it to Ash."? Gotta love that Alien nod.

Movie Bear on Jan 9, 2015


Love Blomkamp. Looking forward to this.

Trey Wilson on Jan 9, 2015


What's with all the "but seriously" comments on this page.

Benjamin Hunter on Jan 9, 2015


cos the trailer is kinda hard to take seriously

Terry Craig on Jan 10, 2015


Looks like a blatant mash-up of Robocop and Short Circuit painted with Blomkamp's repetitive style used on D-9 and Elysium.

Chris Groves on Jan 9, 2015


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 on Jan 9, 2015


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.

Terry Craig on Jan 9, 2015


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

Ty Webb on Jan 9, 2015


Good! One less person to wait in line behind.

JBrotsis on Jan 10, 2015


I dont think you will have to wait behind anyone

Ty Webb on Jan 10, 2015


Interesting. If this was his first go, I would be psyched, but am still pretty excited, just tempering my expectations...a lot.

DAVIDPD on Jan 10, 2015


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.

Payne by name on Jan 10, 2015


This is the trailer that sold me. I would've seen it regardless but still.

Big R on Jan 10, 2015



Xerxexx on Jan 11, 2015


It will suck

Ty Webb on Jan 12, 2015


Like your mom.

IamSlave on Jan 13, 2015


Your mother is a slampig

Ty Webb on Jan 14, 2015


Yours is a slampig

Ty Webb on Feb 10, 2015


LOL You really came back a month later just to say the same thing? Thats gotta be next level stupid. Ha.

IamSlave on Feb 11, 2015


sadly kept getting deleted

Ty Webb on Feb 11, 2015


That looks really good!

Bill on Jan 12, 2015


Looks great!

ragethorn on Jan 12, 2015

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