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 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.
Superb animation, let down by a generic plot and flakey ending.
Een leuke animatiefilm. Met momenten redelijk voorspelbaar, maar de vele details en het leuke verhaal maken de voorspelbaarheid voor mij goed.
Gorgeous but depressing post apocalyptic story. It was a bit rushed in pace, as well ass convoluted in the end. Overall a good story and worth a watch.
Regisseur Shane Acker begleitet den Zuschauer in eine vollkommen zerstörte, postapokalyptische Welt, in der das Verweilen intelligenten Lebens einzig und allein von 9 kleinen Stoffpuppen abhängt, die sich gegen übermächtige Maschinen behaupten und verteidigen müssen.
Grandios erzählt, in toller Optik mit erdigen Farben gehalten und mit sehr starker Schlussszene und -aussage.
Insgesamt durchaus verdiente und sehr gute 5 von 5 Sternen - sehenswert!
Shane Acker's 9, expanded from his own short, is a film that itself feels like a promising short, crying out for expansion. The film starts well, introducing a fascinating world, interesting characters and an intriguing mystery, however these elements are soon sidelined as the film struggles with an array of themes, ideas and tones.
9 is at its strongest as a mystery but has frequent shifts into plodding action and chase sequences. Along with this it becomes bogged down with lofty ideas dabbling in the occult, post-apocalypse, the Frankenstein story, fascism, purpose and creation without fully exploring any of them.
The film features strong Nazi iconography, neither particularly justified or explained, seemingly evoked purely to add gravity, which along with a morbid current makes the film difficult viewing for children.
This failure of 9 is a disappointment as it offers glimpses at a film which could be truly special.
Shane Acker’s 9 began life as an 11-minute short for which he received an Oscar nomination. It’s an interesting and creative oddity and anyone who enjoyed this will be pleased to discover that the feature length version retains the ‘stitchpunk’ aesthetic of the original, as well as the extremely dark mood.
That Tim Burton is on board one of the producers is no surprise given the look and feel of the film. The post-apocalyptic world Acker has created is stylish but in the bleakest possible industrial way, a world where machines rule the roost and humans have ceased to exist. The titular 9 is the last of a series of man-made creations whose role on earth is unclear except apparently…
Beautifully rendered animation in a surprisingly dark post-apocalyptic fantasy. While there is nothing new about the Terminator-inspired story or setting, I loved the dolly-steampunk designs, loved the characters (although more visual differentiation wouldn't have hurt), and LOVED the Indiana Jones-style action set pieces. Not for everyone, especially over-protective parents who prefer to wean their brood on sweetness and light, but for me, original in many ways, and often beautiful.
I love the animations of this movie.
They are so clear and beautiful!
Sure he story is an other suject but still worth watching :D
Cute, but a bit cheesey. The voices weren't very convincing.
Film #1 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt of the Dead Challenge!
Task #22: A movie featuring a monster.
Acker's take on a post-apocalyptic world is both unique and haunting. With enough mechanical monsters to render any child with nightmare fuel, the film does a masterful job of visually immersing the viewer into this landscape. It does sometimes lack the appropriate backstory and detail to fully make it an altering experience. The fluid animation and quality voice acting do leave a positive impression, although several plot holes and good old duex ex MACHINas (pun intended) are a drawback. Overall a sweet and enjoyable film, and good way to start the October "scary" movie binge.
Disclaimer: I am 19 years old and did cry at the concluding scene.
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