Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight 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 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.
No risks taken in what should have been a grim story.
Makes no sense.
PG-13? Hah, there's juvenile characters everywhere, and it makes ParaNorman look like it's clean!
Tim Burton's involved in this? Hah, if he made it, it'd be claymated, and he'd give it depth!
It's lazily put together, and everything is sloppy, though the visuals are decent and the voice acting is solid.
Give me WALL-E any day!
"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."
My thoughts exactly.
4/10 (waste of time)
it is a neat idea I will give it that but there were a few gaps in the road that I would have liked to be filled.
Fantástica. Metáfora de nuestro mundo. Las pelis de animación me apasionan y esta tiene algo que cautiva.
What went on in this movie? I don't really know. I tried watching it and none of it really made much sense. I tried to enjoy it too, but I just couldn't get into it.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Great animation and great story. I enjoyed 9 more then i thought I was going to, 9 becomes highly engaging as you get sucked into this post apocalyptic world with a bunch of rag doll's with numbers on their back which by the middle part of the film you get a sense of caring for and hope they achieve their mission. Or more to the point's 9's mission.
Even though its a small voice cast it fits the tone of the film really well as if there were too many characters the story would have been bogged down messy. I highly enjoyed the characters of the twins 3 and 4 though they had no speaking lines, it wasn't necessary for their roles as they convoyed their emotions entirely though expression and what they did. 9 may become a film i will come back to from time to time in the future.
Directed by Shane Acker, this 79-minute animation follows a rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future as he holds the key to humanity’s salvation. What an under-appreciated gem. This film is an excellent display of showing rather than telling. I’m confident that this film can be seen with or without sound and yield the same emotional feel. The animation is really great, but the design is breathtaking. The characters and world have a steampunk aesthetic with machines and characters sharing beautiful designs. The voice acting is okay, the sound mixing is okay, and there is a bit of a pacing issue. However, this is a short yet surprising film I would strongly recommend. 8/10
Just the tiniest little bit short of a masterpiece. Above all a really great piece of dystopian eye candy!
This one I enjoyed quite a bit. The graphics on this animated movie was fantastic... especially on the blu-ray disc as the last time I seen it... it was on DVD. And the blu-ray graphics blew me away! I enjoyed the storyline as well. Definitely one I feel comfortable recommending.
I liked it, things seemed like they happened a bit to fast though without a lot of lead up to it, i liked the voices, also the flashbacks that showed why everything happened felt empty, the mother robot was kind of like the mama bot in portal minus a voice.
Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…