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Director Neil Blomkamp has revealed that the "prawns" are a hive-like species, much like bees, who have somehow lost their queen. All of the prawns we see are "drones" who can barely think for themselves, and they definitely can't organize themselves towards a common goal. Since they were never given an order to fight back, they were contented with living in ...


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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 ...


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As mentioned by Morbo in the comments, the ship stopped due to a leadership crisis, as prawns work as a hive mind and left with no leader. Even the director explained the same thing, from io9 The hive mind [concept] is the most important thing to me, because I love the idea of a civilization that can build all of that technology and then, at the same time, ...


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Immediately before Wikus gets in the alien battle mech "suit," there is no indication that anyone is controlling the mech. So the mech appears to autonomously and efficiently defend itself: halting and collecting (with some sort of force field) the hail of bullets fired at it, and then discharging the ball of bullets back at the humans who had fired them. ...


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It is worth noting that even though he was spayed in the face by the black fluid, it was Wikus' injured arm was the first part of him to begin transforming. Possibly the alien genes were assisting in healing the arm and accelerated the transformation. As to whether the liquid could have been spread to other people through Wikus, we don't know that skin ...


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