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.
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…
9 is a strange and unique animated movie. An animated post-apocalyptic movie is different enough but having the main characters as puppets is just plain crazy. This movie is awesome, there are no animated movies like it, that I've seen. The cast they got for this movie is insane: Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Martin Landau, Jennifer Connelly. The plot of this movie is a bit too convoluted, something about a mad scientist putting his essence into like 10 or so puppets, and those puppets were supposed to save the world. The plot is thin but the characters and animation is more than enough.
This movie made me fall asleep in the middle of it so I guess for that it gets half of a score.
Tiene escenas hermosas pero un guión que no logra captar todo el potencial y complejidad del mundo postapocalíptico que presenta.
9 had a super morbid beginning which I loved, but the story was so simple and weak that the wonderful environment it set up was just...blah.
Like Roger Ebert, I was too taken away by the opening scene, tiny creations by a Scientist just before he is killed. This is one of best (overlooked) animation films. Its dark and suspense and contains few of marvelous scenes. Watching this film, makes one feel as if we are all familiar with plot, and it so drastically opens up door to dark world where monster-machines have been engaged in eliminating humanity.
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…
A list of films that originally began life as a short film before being extended into a feature length production.…