Johnny 5 is Chappie?

HOLD UP – I feel obligated to tell you that there are “Chappie” and “Short Circuit” spoilers below. Though, if you’ve not seen “Short Circuit” either, then you’re a big loser face like me and you deserve to have it ruined for you.

Four weeks ago, I went to watch “Chappie” with my brilliantly talented colleagues from Image Engine for the first time. Here’s some of my Asset Team Family that I was able to con into taking a photo with me:

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Two weeks after that I sat down at home to watch “Short Circuit” for the first time. And I’ll agree that the two movies are a lot alike.

Here’s a breakdown of similarities that I found between Johnny 5 and Chappie:

1) They were both created as military/police robots.

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2) In the beginning, they are pretty shy.

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3) They announce themselves in 3rd person. A LOT. They are both alive, in case you are wondering.
“I am consciousness. I am alive. I am Chappie.”
“Number 5 is alive!” 

4) Both are child-like, sentient robots that absorb knowledge at super-speed. Also, they both read books.

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5) They both see Volkswagens Chappie paints one, and Number 5 sees one as a cloud formation in this scene.

6) At first, neither of them know how dangerous they actually are.

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7) Then, when they learn they have the power to “disassemble” others their consciences kicks in.

8) Both make a mess in the kitchen.

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9) They both lose an arm and get a replacement.

10) Johnny 5 and Chappie both drive like a boss.

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11) Lastly, how do I say this? …Token Indian friend?

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Pwew! That’s a lot of similarities. The biggest similarity though, is that they both did poorly in the way of ratings when they were released. 😦 I guess cute, childish robots aren’t for everyone. For me though…

My official rating:

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