by Bob Brown
Posted 3/10/15, 09:00 am
Chappie (rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity) is not so much a story about artificial intelligence as it is about human “programming.” Are we born blank slates? Does our DNA or our environment have the greater role in shaping our character? Director Neill Blomkamp insightfully portrays human nature through a self-aware robot, though a fatal flaw fouls the film’s finale.