When our world ended their mission began.
When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good.
The animation was incredible, I just didn't get into the story at all.
When watching films together, me and my girlfriend tend to swap between who chooses what film to watch and often this means when it is her turn to choose, I will end up watching films that I often wouldn't bother with. 9 is one of those films and to be honest, I'm pretty sure the only reason this was selected was because Elijah Wood voiced the titular rag-doll.
In regards to the film, it's animation is nice to look at but as a whole, the film lacks. It lacks in character, general excitement and is very generic despite having a nice little package of potential. The characters are all formulaic and very cliche whereas the plot has been done to…
A beautifully animated film with a wonderful atmosphere, let down by its formulaic script and characters.
A hand-sewn doll with 9 written on the back (voiced by Elijah Wood) wakes up in a world that has been destroyed in a war between man and machine. However, he quickly comes to find out that he is not alone when he is met by another doll, 2 (voiced by Martin Landau). 2 also notices that 9 is carrying a disk with strange symbols on it, and 9 soon learns that this disk, along with other dolls, may be the last hope for man's salvation in the war.
I really didn't mind this animated film. It has a dark and gloomy feel to it, which isn't surprising because it is co-produced by none other than Tim Burton. The…
A small animated movie that isn't sure what it wants to be, sure it doesn't try to be a Pixar movie or anything, but it is oddly depressing, never really being a fun journey.
The voice acting also at times is not so great, even though it has like the best cast ever.
I liked the somber tone and its originality (in terms of computer animated films), but the total lack of fun, heavy handed
themes and horrible pacing kind of killed it for me.
"We had such potential. Such promise. But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence. Our blind pursuit of technology only sped us quicker to our doom. Our world is ending. But life must go on."
Well what a rather dark family film that was. A great concept and really brilliant animation, but the plot felt a little lacking, often skipping over parts to drag out others. I'm just a little disappointed that it wasn't ever exciting or entertaining, it was just quite thought provoking and not quite the children's animation you would imagine.
Deserves a better story.
the animation was lovely but the story was dull.
I remember being super hyped for this and exiting the theater feeling a little disappointed from the original Shane Acker short that left me in Mesmer initially.
Using 2D imagery on 3D figures, 9 was a promising start to a fantasy post apocalyptic world where factories and pollution devastate a landmass of unknown age and location.
Originally the short had no dialogue and depended on the suspense of the very animation, the characters built in their reactions to the surroundings and movement. Given more depth in storyline and supporting characters, the short definitely gained strength but ultimately was a let down as the only scene worth mentioning was a brief color lapse at the end of the film where actual suspense and action occurred.
amazing imagery and direction. fell short in storyline.
Very cool. Dark, creepy, and yet somehow hopeful.
Animated post-apocalypse tale, not especially entertaining.
The animation, the atmosphere, and the story are all done so well.
Great animation and story. Love the voice overs.
Charming animation. Visually very creative, but feels like an extended short.