Chappie ★★★

"There's no more bodies."

A typically incoherent piece of exquisitely designed tech-fetishism from Blomkamp. Has virtually nothing to say about artificial intelligence, privatized/militarized/automated law enforcement, the limits of consciousness, or weird South African prankster rappers, but does continue his distinctive obsession with disrupting human bodies with technology, what metal does to meat. His films are never more compelling or beautiful than when they gaze lovingly at flesh being shredded by bullets like it was pulled pork.

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