Why does the AI engineer need to ask the CEO to run a test?
Why does the CEO not see the potential monetization of an AI breakthrough?
Why does the Hugh Jackman character, an engineer at a robotics company, wear a sidearm?
Chappie displays a childlike wonder and curiosity until he's dumped by the first black people he's encountered, at which point he's immediately afraid. Why?
Why does he stand still and take a beating when he could just run away?
Why does he refer to himself in the third person?
Why can't they just recharge the battery?
If the robots can't be updated without the single "guard key" plugged into each one's physical port, how was the remote simultaneous firmware upgrade possible?
Neil, we hear you want to make a new version of Robocop. What are you going to do with the satire and cynical humour?
-- Replace it with cloying schmaltz.
Great! Robocop was a sympathetic character. What are you going to do to fix that?
-- Our robot will be super annoying, babble constantly, and refer to himself in the third person.
Who's doing the soundtrack?
-- Die Antwoord.
Cool. Can Ninja and Yo-Landi also act?
-- Not at all.
What if they just play themselves?
-- Even then, still not at all.
Fantastic, let's have them star.
Neil, the first hour of District 9 was really good before it got kind of bad. Then only the first 15 minutes of Elysium was good before the lousy set in. Can you do better for Chappie?
-- You mean make the entire movie bad from the beginning? Can do!