The latest trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie offers a bit more information, and gives us a clearer picture of where Chappie comes from, and how Hugh Jackman‘s character fits in with the state of the world we’re in. The new information may or may not make things more interesting, and may give one the impression that our overall story seems more familiar than we thought it would.

That said, Elysium may not have blow me away, but it was still worthwhile entertainment, and Blomkamp hasn’t used up his District 9 credit yet, so I’m pretty hopeful for this one.

It also doesn’t hurt that Dev Patel has never really let me down, Sharlto Copley seems to know how to work himself into whatever Blomkamp wants, and Hugh Jackman ought to be able to sell this role. Hopefully, we’re going to get something that is wildly fun, but also does more than the obvious with the A.I. spin.

Check out the new trailer, and let me know what you think.

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From the director of District 9 and Elysium comes Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. 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 any one else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. That’s a dangerous idea — and it’s a challenge that will pit Chappie against powerful, destructive forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind.



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