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.
Is a surrealist animated movie.
One of the most visually inventive animated movies I've seen in a long time. It's color palette may dwell mostly in the greys but make no mistake the movie world that Shane Acker is breathtakingly beautiful. Well as beautiful as a dystopian sci-fi future can be.
It's a really big pity then that the care spent towards the visuals is not matched in the story or character development. The stars of the movie are sack dolls with numbers for names. And yes, they have as much personality as that description would merit.
While I appreciate a movie that tries not to tell but to show, a little bit more exposition in terms of character motivations might have helped.
Enjoyable. Kind of like a different take on Pinocchio, in a sense. Good story.
What we have here, first, is a tour de force of image making. One of the effects of rendering from the perspective eight inch dolls is to accentuate small terrors and beauties of Earth Post-Humankind: bombed out cars become shattered fragments of internal mechanisms, a library becomes a pile of charred books, and a city becomes the rubble of broken bricks, and rust, and the lost curiosities of human life slowly corroded by time. The mechanical monsters are terrifyingly strange, churning, unnaturally automated masses of scrapyard castoffs. It's a visually dazzling, strikingly austere, and disturbing dystopian landscape.
How shameful, then, that 9 entirely forgets about character development, plot, cohesive narrative, meaning, or any other sensible, interesting means of fleshing out…
Descompensada. Lo visual muy por encima de lo narrativo y con un protagonista con un déficit de carisma importante.
An intriguing short animated film, with some striking visuals and a fairly action-orientated plot which lets it down.
Still, entertaining enough and worth watching for the animation.
Never thought I'd ever say this- but this would make a far better video game than a movie. It's beautifully designed and has a great post-apocalyptic vibe (that's vaguely similar to the Fallout series), but the story and characters are generic and forgettable. Every time they open their mouths you half expect a 'Press A to skip' sign to appear on the bottom of the screen. You also start hoping for that too, as the action gets too repetitive and it starts feeling like watching somebody else play a video game.
Really not sure what I think of this one. It was odd. Very pretty, but odd.
I quite enjoyed this but I can't help feeling that it should have been done in stop motion. The textures seem to fit the use of this technique. (A bit like Flushed Away should have been done in plasticene.)
Great skies though.
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.…