UK 'Chappie' Trailer Stresses Emotion Over Action, But There's Lots Of Both

Last week, Sony released the new trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie. For this film, the director of District 9 and Elysium is back with another tale about both the dangers and positive potential of technology. This time, the film stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a newly created artificially intelligent robot who has the potential to save, and to scare the world. Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel are among the co-stars.

The latest trailer was kind of divisive. There was plenty of cool action and an obvious focus on the emotion and characters of the film, but some felt that maybe it was all a bit much. Maybe Blomkamp was biting off more than he could chew. Would the slow motion action scenes feel right after spending time with a robot who is basically a small child? Would that growing up stuff fit in a movie where Hugh Jackman pilots a massive robot?

A new UK trailer has now been released and while it won't answer those questions just yet, it definitely leans heavier on the emotional side of the film. Check out the UK Chappie trailer below.

Thanks to Yahoo UK.

UK Chappie Trailer

So what are your thoughts on Chappie? I think there are enough ideas there that, once we see them all together, Blomkamp could potentially have something really special. Tonal balance is obviously going to be paramount and, thankfully, he's been able to do that in his last two movies. Even though District 9 and Elysium are on different sides of the spectrum in terms of quality, both are very well-balanced in terms of character, action, humor, drama etc. And to me, that's the biggest potential roadblock for Chappie, at least based on this trailer and the last one.

Chappie opens very soon, March 6, in the US. What do you think of the UK Chappie trailer?

From the director of District 9 and Elysium comes Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley, and Dev Patel with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. That's a dangerous idea—and it's a challenge that will pit Chappie against powerful, destructive forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind.