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.
too many 9's for my liking
Animation pretty, very steampunk. Storyline weak. Characters mostly uninteresting.
A movie which is too violent for children, and too shallow story will fail to capture mature audience. Nicely made, poorly written.
The fact that it is relatively low budgeted film that managed to have high profile actors to voice the characters is amazing. It was an overall enjoyable film.
Movie #9 in Scavenger Hunt #5.
Task #13: A movie based on a short film
The first 15-20 minutes of the movie I wasn't quite caught, but then the story took of and I loved the rest of the movie.
The story is really good and at times scary. And the ending just got me.
The scene with "Somewhere over the rainbow" may be the use of this song in a movie.
Shane Acker really did a great job developing his short film into a full-length feature.
I wanted to like this movie, but it didn't feel like it had a good flow. There were sort-of soft pauses between sections, and it felt exactly like watching someone play a video game. It was all quite predictable, I just really didn't enjoy it.
I am not shy in my love of animation of all shapes and sizes. While in the past I've gone to other countries for darker animated fare, this year has seen two dark, intriguing films of an animated nature here in the US. First was Coraline, a movie I was iffy on on first viewing, but has since become a favorite. Now we have 9, which leaves the weirder sensibilities of Coraline for a stylized post-apocalyptic vision. The animation is beautiful and, at times, shocking. If the script was half as good as the animation this would be a sure-fire winner. Unfortunately the script blazes through the plot (which is adequate without being inspiring) and leaves out characterization.
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.
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A list of films that originally began life as a short film before being extended into a feature length production.…