This week, Glenn and Daniel learn that Chappie‘s got stories, that the members of Die Antwoord aren’t half-bad actors, and that Neill Blomkamp isn’t done impressing us, despite his sophomore misstep (50:51).
May contain NSFW language.
FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10
- Music for tonight’s episode is “I Fink U Freeky” by Die Antwoord. The video is well worth a look – I was first exposed to it at the OneReel Film Festival in 2013, at which point I commented, “Meth is a hell of a drug.” That opinion is unchanged – but I’ve since developed a pretty high opinion of Yolandi and Ninja‘s skill with theatricality.
- R20,000,000 ZAR (South African rand) = $1.6 million USD (US dollars). Not a small sum in any case.
- CORRECTION: Meredith Woerner from io9 referred to this as “a bad movie“, not “a dumb movie”. Our bad.
Listen above, or download: Chappie (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)
Chappie, Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Die Antwoord, Sigourney Weaver