FILM PREVIEW: The people fight back in near-future sci-fi movie

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CHAPPIE (15, SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM FRIDAY)

District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp continues his impressive run in the sci-fi genre – which has now got him the Alien 5 gig – with his latest near-future tech-inspired experience, which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel.

With crime patrolled by an oppressive robotic force, the people are starting to fight back, and after they steal a police droid and program him to become ‘Chappie’ (played via animatronics by District 9 lead Sharlto Copley) – with the ability to think and feel for himself – powerful and destructive forces soon see this new robot as a danger to mankind.