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tl dr: These were made as a stylistic trilogy by Blomkamp, but do not reside in the same universe. Tetra Vaal was a short which Neill Blomkamp did in 2004. Watching it, you can tell right away it was the forerunner to Chappie which came out in 2015. While these movies could appear to be related, it's my belief the only ...


Since there's at least one explicit reference in Chappie to South Park it's well worth trying to make a connection. Even though the following does not address the Kenny reference it does give general background for a comparison that sums up to a thematic link. The writer-director of the movie stated that the movie is about the soul, and what consciousness ...


There is an old Punk Rock movie Suburbia in which the characters lived in an abandoned house known as the T.R. or "Total Reject" house. In that movie they actually had to brand "TR" on their arms. Based on the Die Antwoord involvement in Chappie, I would not be surprised if Suburbia is being referenced.


About one hour through the movie, the gang tricks Chappie into stealing a car (they tell him that the other guy stole daddy's car), Chappie destroys the car and throws away the other guy. At this point the gang calls Chappie back using his name, maybe that's how the media knows the name: the guy told them... ...or maybe it is just bad scripting...

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