Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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 atmosphere was wonderfully dark! The animation was almost magical! The story was far too simple for my liking! However I loved seeing the entourage of new machines built for the animated mayhem that ensued!
The reason why I love animated films is that they can transport you to any world imaginable and there is no limit to what can be brought to the screen. Many people I know underestimate animation as purely children's entertainment but when its done right it can be something truly special. Sadly however '9' isn't the revelation its promising opening and concept suggested it might have been.
The animation is simply superb and the backdrop of a desolate abandoned wasteland was for me instantly intriguing. I found the murky environment and overall bleak tone to be profoundly refreshing in the sea of sugar-coated animation films we are bombarded with. What lets this one down however is its meandering plot and…
Beginning life as a short animated feature, so admired by Tim Burton that he offered to co-produce, with Timur Bekhambetov, a full length work, Shane Acker's 9 (not to be confused with Rob Marshall's musical number released the same year) is very much an example of how not everything that starts small should be rendered on a bigger canvas. It took him half a decade to create the original short, revolving around the eponymous 9, a humunculus-type doll imbued with part of a human soul in a post-apocalyptic world, and you can tell he put a great deal of time, effort and love into the full picture that desperately tries to convey how much heart it has behind the admittedly…
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…
The animation was incredible, I just didn't get into the story at all.
Truly gorgeous animation with some superb design work on all aspects of the world sadly let down by a linear story and some of the least interested sounding voice work I've seen in a while in an animated film.
I Haven't seen this film in a while, this was my first time watching it on Blu Ray. The animation in this film is very unique, as is the story. If you enjoy post apocalyptic movies I would think you would like it!
Esta es una de esas películas que desde que asoman y ves las primeras imágenes sabes que te van a gustar. Por eso, al igual que haces con un vino bueno, la guardas y esperas la ocasión ideal para paladearla. Seis años conservándola en barrica de roble hasta el sábado pasado en sesión de tarde; donde corresponde, a donde pertenece.
Se ha conservado muy bien, me la bebí en un suspiro y me da tristeza el comprobar que nada nuevo ha salido desde entonces de la bodega del Sr. Shane Acker.
Great art design and animation. I don't remember anything about the characters though, which might be of paramount to its forgettableness.
Let me tell you what I likes less, the story was simple and frustrating sometimes. Somethings lasted too long and some parts were too rushed.
Other than that, I had this movie on my list for a very long time and I don't know why I haven't watched it before. It's wonderful adn beautiful and so dark but at the end very touching and inspiring.
I loved the characters so much, the fact that it started with no dialogue. Wonderful.
Dark dull animation
Teeny tiny mechanical cloth beings living in a post-apocalyptic earth try to survive and prevail against a giant energy draining machine in 9, a decent enough but never outstanding animated chase/survival film. The voice acting is good as is the pacing, and the visual look of the world and animation give it an intriguing feel. Unfortunately the story is kind of rushed and not explored or detailed enough to feel totally engaging. As it stands though, 9 is passably entertaining but could have been much more.
Entry #1 of The Bucket List.
9 is like a nightmare that while you're experiencing it, it makes sense. But when you wake up from it, everything becomes completely befuddling and idiotic. Whatever message the director was trying to portray fell absolutely flat.
ENTRY #1 ON THE BUCKET LIST
ReWatched with @thecabelguy for the bucket list. Was almost twice as bland.
'9' is a strong reminder to me both of how much I hate the post apocalyptic genre, and of how much I enjoy the world of abstract animated films. There are many products of the latter breed that have long captivated my imagination ('Elephant's Dream,' 'The Jump,' among others) and many of the former that bug me endlessly (Too long a list to name or begin). Therefore, when the genres meet, as with this film, what could have been a strong and captivating abstract animated work of art gets dumbed down by the post-end-of-all-humanity side of things. There are only so many ways in which you can blow up the world, and I think that by now…
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