In the near future when an upgraded police droid becomes able to think and feel, it must learn to survive in a violent world where everyone wants to exploit its humanoid consciousness.

Chappie

dpg Singularity Asked on August 21, 2015 in Examples.
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While the concept was interesting, I thought the execution — to wit, the plot — fell short and was rather messy. It was not easy distilling a logline from the film.

dpg Singularity Reviewed on August 24, 2015.

I think you actually nailed it though.

You did a great job of planting enough elements for us to ‘see’ the movie, and also describe the main conflict. It would have been easy to add a bunch of other stuff describing the scientist, the bad scientist, the 2 young criminals that keep Chappie, etc. that would complicate the logline.

The only thing I can think of that might be missing, is describing the innocence of Chappie- his ‘nascent’ humanoid consciousness, or maybe ‘childlike’, etc.

on September 25, 2015.
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You could lighten things up on the front end,

“In the near future, when  police droid…”

or even shorten to

“When a police droid…”

Does it matter that it’s the “near” future? If it’s a police droid we know it’s in the future already.

Also  with the phrase “becomes sentient”,  you could cut down on the word count.

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SSalvatore Logliner Reviewed on August 2, 2016.
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Agree: “becomes sentient”  is  more concise.

>>Does it matter that it’s the “near” future? If it’s a police droid we know it’s in the future already.

Good point.  So:

When a police droid is upgraded and becomes sentient, it must learn to survive in a violent world where everyone wants to exploit its humanoid consciousness.
(26 words versus 32 in the 1st version)

dpg Singularity Reviewed on August 3, 2016.
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Watched this film and all we have to say is that it is a FAVE!!!

TabooCouple Penpusher Reviewed on August 23, 2015.
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GREAT logline for it, dpg… We should talk on the phone! Lol

TabooCouple Penpusher Reviewed on August 23, 2015.
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