Did you make the trek to your local movie theater to see Chappie? Chappie, an experimental robot built and designed to learn and feel, must fight back against forces planning to take him down. Use the comment section below and share your thoughts about Neill Blomkamp’s latest flick. Is this his best work? His worst? Will you see other Blomkamp movies in the future based on what you saw in Chappie.
Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) is also in on the artificial intelligence trend that is coming back in 2015 with Chappie. Watch the second trailer for the film which features much more action and plot.
Elysium just hit theaters are couple weeks ago. The movie itself looks fantastic, and here you can check out a short segment on just how they got those effects to look so fantastic. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paQvKRPXTno?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360]
I’ve been very interested to see what Neill Blomkamp was going to do with Elysium, and today we all get to find out! In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium.
District 9, the Peter Jackson produced sci-fi social commentary flick, hit the number one spot over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $37 million.Â While not spectacular for major block buster numbers, the film reportedly cost $30 million to make, with Sony/Tri-Star buying the distribution rights for $25 million.Â That means as the movie gains momentum over the next couple of weeks, that there will be a lot of gravy floating around for a potential sequel if director Neill Blomkamp decides to go for it. And while you might be flying high on that news, I’ll bring you back down