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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 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…
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.
The animation was incredible, I just didn't get into the story at all.
and so i continued my descent into crispin glover hell
I think it's how stylized this movie is that makes me love it. Its that nice blend of steampunk and fantasy with some creepiness thrown in for good measure.
Its just a neat little film that I want more people to watch.
The only thing that I don't like is the ending.
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Un filme bastante menospreciado pero que a mi gusta mucho porque su historia es bastante intrigante, ademas es un excelente recordatorio que una cinta animada puede ser oscura y dirigida a un publico adulto.
A film quite underrated but which I like because the story is quite intriguing, also is an excellent reminder that an animated film can be dark and aimed at an adult audience.
I can't be the first to have thought this movie would have been better as a video game.
The opening is promising, with minimal dialogue and some spectacular environmental storytelling, but it devolves fairly quickly. The animation is gorgeous, and it's a fascinating premise, but it's pushed way too far.
I admire the film for bringing some variety to the animation world. It goes quite dark and sticks to the bleak tone of its story. It's an interesting diversion, but unfortunately, it misses the mark as a truly memorable movie.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
9 tells a story of hope and courage. It's not afraid to go to relatively dark places and show death and destruction, and it's not afraid to show consequences either.
I liked 9, if only for the strangeness of a relatively adult animation and general creepy vibe. It really sucks you into the world and makes you feel uncomfortable, and it never lets go.
Parents should clearly be warned that this movie is NOT for younger kids, but anyone 9 and up, should be fine.
Visually awesome w/ great action. Premise was solid, but plot was generic & often too convenient. Ending left something to be desired.
Every year, there is an animated film that proves the fact that not all cinema masterpieces require humans on screen. Whether it is 2002’s Spirited Away or 2009’s Up, animated films can certainly be as moving and suspenseful as their live-action counterparts. Even if an animated film is not looking for a dramatic pull, they can still evoke emotions that we feel when we see comedies, fantasies, etc. Unfortunately, 9 does not produce any of those same emotions. Even with a terrific cast, 9’s inefficient plot and underwhelming ending produce a meaningless animated movie striving to be something more.
In 9, a scientist’s rag doll (named 9) comes to life in a post-apocalyptic world, wondering what happened and what his…
The story was kinda loosy, probably leaving some things inconclusive at the end. The beginning may have been a bit rushed when presenting the characters making the storyline short on depth and feel a bit awkward and foreign.
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