A movie about a robot. Named “Chappie” (2015). Gotta be a kids’ movie, right? Umm, no. Not unless I missed the fairy tale about the dude who gets cut in half and thrown into a brick wall by a robot named Moose. Anyway, this is basically a gory action movie with a kids’ movie title and a subplot that attempts to deal with how we define humanity and consciousness and how we reconcile that with artificial intelligence. In other words, it’s plaid pants and a striped shirt – you gotta be something special to pull that off. And “Chappie” is not.

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