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March 5, 2015

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Chappie | Neill Blomkamp

March 5, 2015

Chappie opens with documentary-style footage of artificial intelligence experts discussing the apparently paradigm-shifting events of the film about to begin, before shifting to faux news clips describing the privatization of Johannesburg’s police force and its extensive use of autonomous humanoid law enforcement drones called scouts. Later, a scientist installs an experimental A.I. program (a file hilariously labelled “consciousness.dat”) onto one of those droids, resulting in an incredibly…

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