Admittedly, a film like director Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi epic, Chappie is something many of us have seen before, though in its visionary application, it appeals as one of the latest ambitious original ideas to set foot in the world of film. Moreover, the very addition of actor Sharlto Copley in the title role serves as a credit to the strengths shared between him and Blomkamp in their long friendship and partnership in film, and it shows in the recognition they’ve continually received in District 9 and Elysium just over a year ago.
Blomkamp‘s vision for a sci-fi universe is one that works so well with a certain majesty in his scope that bodes well along the lines of other director favorites like Guillermo Del Toro or even Ridley Scott – the latter once servicing a potential chance to contribute to the Alien franchise. No, we probably won’t get to see that day come which is unfortunate. Nonetheless, Blomkamp still has his own successes to grow on, for this, we can certainly expect to have a great time with Chappie in a few months.