When you are a kid and something terrifying or traumatic happens, especially family-related, you develop coping mechanisms to deal with it; or ignore it until it becomes unavoidable. Any outlet is a worthy distraction from the intense feelings growing inside you. You might find solace in a sport, a craft,
Johnny 5 alive! Well he doesn't exactly remind you of the robot from Short Circuit, the gangster Johannesburg accent is a noticeable difference, but the childlike wonder and discovery is very similar. He goes by Chappie in this movie. Neill Blomkamp likes to tackle social themes in very unique settings.