Now Chappie...I know I'm in the minority here but I love Die Antwoord. Just fricking love them. If anything, it was Hugh Jackman I really didn't like in Chappie. Otherwise I love that film too.Chappie
was probably my least favourite of the three. There was absolutely some superb stuff in it (Copley again), but that was balanced out by how much of it just didn't work. Plus far too much of it was simply an inferior retread of things Blomkamp did far better in his previous movies, especially D9
(the entire Moose fight was just a dull recycle of the prawn mech sequence, but far less impressive and with none of the emotional investment).
As for Die Antwoord, I didn't mind them in and of themselves, I just thought their characters were irredeemable pricks. Now, it's definitely possible to make a sympathetic character out of one that's an arsehole on paper, but they just didn't have the acting chops to do that, and I had zero investment in them as a result (which, given that they're essentially the human leads, pretty much killed the movie for me). Jackman's character was equally dodgy on paper, but he's at least skilled enough that he could turn it into a hammy figure of fun and make it an entertaining watch.
To get back on topic, I think Blomkamp's abundant visual style would make for a stellar Alien movie. I just really hope someone who's better at scripts is on writing duties.
I thought the trilobite was a generally well-received design.
i thought it was pretty generic, like most of the creatures in the film.