First, an apology: I can’t embed the Chappie trailer¬†here because it’s an EW exclusive, so here’s the link.¬†Now, here are some stills.

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Now, what’d ya think? I think it looks a bit more glossy and heartfelt than I had anticipated. Some of it looks positively precious and kinda self-important. I miss the handheld grit and attitude of Blomkamp’s Tetra Vaal, which features a similar robot (see below).

Chappie will land in US cinemas on March 27, 2015.