Chappie - 8/10
Was really looking forward to this but took a quick peak at it's score on Rottentomatoes beforehand. Big mistake. That site ruins the fun of movies and doesn't mean much.
Anyway, I liked this one, but it's not as fun to watch as it should be. The director's films are always 10x more serious than required and sort of heavy handed (not so much "District 9"). Maybe this one a little less. When I was watching Elysium I found myself not having any fun. It was kind of a downer and that ruined any chance of being entertaining. I WANT to be entertained, but yet still want to have something to think about.
Only characters I liked at all in the movie were of Deon and Chappie himself. I actually was sad when poor Chappie got hurt and actually cared about him
For some reason the movie's characters remind me of cheesy 80's SCI-FI movies.
I think my experience would be a little better if I didn't see it in IMAX. I think the movie soundtrack is really not as overdone as it seems. It's just the IMAX speakers overdo it.
BTW I'd give "District 9" a 10/10 for sure. Elysium I think I gave a 6 or 6.5/10.
Oh and "Chappie" would be better if it was a drama and had less action. It's certainly no "Short Circuit" clone.