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…
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.
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.
and so i continued my descent into crispin glover hell
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.
Has anyone even heard of this movie?
9 is a PG-13 rated animated movie-- and if you aren't already interested by that alone, this movie may not be for you. It centers on nine rag dolls that were made by a scientist as humanity was eliminated and A.I. robots rose and conquered the world; these rag dolls were made in hopes of defeating "the beast". Just another "man vs. machine," "post-apocalyptic" movie, right? Maybe, but the charm of the animation and the small scale of the rag dolls make this a very unique and noteworthy film.
There are a few errors within the film, however, one of them being that the plot sometimes seems to develop with lazy writing; things…
I'll have to rewatch this because it was beautiful but I was ill when I watched it so I couldn't concentrate.
Empecé a ver esta película cuando era muy chica y como los dibujos y la historia no me atraían la deje en el principio. Ayer, la vi con mi padre y hermana y debo decir que la disfrute. Creo que me gustó más por ser una película animada que demuestra que las películas animadas no son solo para niños que por la película en si.
Yeah, bet you forgot this existed.
So did I, but then I remembered.
It's great, underrated to fuck.
Rag Doll, Professor's little cutie.
Based off of an amazing short film, 9 loses something in translation to the big screen. The "stitchpunk" visuals are striking, and the apocalyptic worldbuilding are excellent, but there's a meandering nature of the film that can't be overcome. The weakest aspect of all is the ending, which although constant with the film, feels hollow given the expectations set up in the beginning- the world has life, at least, forged from a third of a 'soul'. Regardless, it's an enjoyable film and markedly unique.
1. Clever world building
2. Visually stunning
3. The design of the machines
4. The vinyl record sequence
5. Bold ending
6. Great voice acting
1. Too briskly paced
2. Story needed to be fleshed out more
The Verdict: A clever take on a post-apocalyptic setting that is hampered by not letting the story breathe enough.
You could tell this movie was a short film, because it just doesn't really work for a feature length one. It's got weird lore that might be more interesting in a video game or novel. The way new information is delivered within the story is very lazy, as is most of the movie in general. Still, the atmosphere and darkness of the film is something to appreciate.
Total Run Time of 90 minutes or less. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…