Chappie

Creating a believable robot: Interviewing the visual effects supervisor of 'Chappie'

Creating a believable robot: Interviewing the visual effects supervisor of 'Chappie'

Brandon Russell

“When is a robot considered human?” That’s a complex question without a clear answer, but it’s something director Neill Blomkamp attempts to address in the new sci-fi thriller Chappie. In the film, viewers are presented with a dystopian South African future where citizens are “protected” by autonomous, robotic police droids known as Scouts. These robots are unemotional, existing only...