I didn't grow up on good films. I just grew up on crap, Hollywood films. My parents failed to add…
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
A movie that could of been great, but instead had horrible pacing and felt like it lacked a lot.
Visualmente impresionante es su mayor fuerte, aunque en cuanto la trama y los personajes no son nada de otro mundo, sigue siendo una obra sólida e incluso tensa en cierta partes.
I watched this before and, though I am currently unaware of the whole reason, or as to why, I can clearly remember that I loved this the minute it started. I think (though I'm unsure) it was because of the premise, the whole post-acolyptic theme it sold. I can remember craving to watch this movie over and over again but was out of luck when, if my memory serves me right, I forgot to take note of its name.
Basically, this hypnotized me because it's damn good and I recommend it for anyone looking for a strange but nonetheless exhilirating watch.
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING
holy crap i subtly remember this film but the plot was really good
I JUST LOOKED IT UP AND ELIJAH WOOD VOICED 9
the soundtrack is amazing but of course it was produced by danny elfman
I wanted to rewatch this because I've only seen it once a very long time ago (about 7 years). Watching it now i can say i liked it a lot more when i was younger. I still do like it today because of it's steampunk post-apocalyptic feel, which I happen to love.
The movie is only about 1 hour 10 minutes long, so it's pretty short. But it does have some slow moments. And some of the characters are under-developed like 1 and 8 (names of characters). All we got from 1 is that he's fearful and that's why he hides, and 8 is basically a robot that does whatever 1 says. I would have liked some backstory to why…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…