"Coming Soon: In theaters March 6."
"After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot."
The above found on: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823672/
A Literacy Coach Reflects on Chappie...
"This work is highly connected to the Asimov I Robot series of short stories and novels (click for e-book version, linked to Capek's R.U.R. (click for e-book version), and to Robbie, Asimov's first story (click for e-book version). The concept of an increasingly empathetic robot is closely aligned to the Data character in the Star Trek Voyager series. Students can argue for or against the definition of an increasingly empathetic human-like robot, or for a separation between "robothood" and personhood, as words and concepts. They can connect this fictional story to actual current marketing copy for new tech products, like empathetic and emotionally reflective robots." The movie and its multiple perspectives can be viewed and commented and retold by students who will be developing and refining Literacy skills as they grapple with highly relevant and captivating current issues."
Dr. Rose Reissman provides Literacy support for teachers at Ditmas Middle School in Brooklyn, NYC. She is the founder of the Writing Institute which produces student created print and e-books.