One might ponder the latterday career of Hugh Jackman, who here finds himself in the antagonistic role of the disgruntled former soldier working for a weapons company arming the police force in a near-future South Africa. Idealistic Dev Patel is progamming the eponymous robot with human consciousness but the childlike machine is hijacked by a crime gang of the sort that might decorate the Mad Max movies. Sigourney Weaver finds herself in the thankless role of the company CEO. What on earth were they thinking? Made by District 9’s Neil Blomkamp. Bad robot indeed. It just calls to mind that old Spitting Image song, I Never Met a Nice South African. Awful.