*South African Director Neill Blomkamp is fast becoming the modern age version of Stanley Kubrick with the manner in which each of his films addresses several issues that are the forefront of society’s collective mind.
District 9 addresses race, and Elysium addresses class. In the recently released film Chappie, Blomkamp touches upon what it is to be human and the meaning of consciousness. Starring Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sharlito Copley and South African rap group Die Antwoord, Chappie is a very intelligent science fiction offering whose inherent tenets are as refreshing to ponder as the special effects are to view on the big screen.
EURweb.com was in the house along with members of the domestic and international press corps to discuss the philosophically points involved in humanity’s description of what it is to be alive, and what it is to be human. Check out an edited version of footage from the Chappie Press Conference at the Crosby Hotel in New York City.