The upcoming fully animated movie 9 comes to theaters 9/9/09. Clever, huh? It seems, however, that a clever release date is not going to help this film any. Watch the 9 movie trailer.
In 9 the world has come to an end (Again!?). All that is left are 9 little sack robots whose task it becomes to save the world from a corrupted synthetic brain.
My first question is, if we (as in humanity) are all dead, why do we care about nine burlap-wrapped dolls fighting for their lives? Because it might be cool, right?
I found a review, thanks to imdb, that said, in part, the following: “The animation and sets were cool, but that’s all this film ever accomplished, was looking cool. Cool action scenes and interesting battle scenes, and that’s about it.”
Sorry. Cool just ain’t going to cut it. A movie has to have more than that. If you’re going to take the time to impress me with a full length animated film, make the plot interesting too–which is where the movie apparently goes sour as well.
Oops, did I say a full-length film? I meant to say a featurette. The running time is only 79 minutes! That’s hardly enough time to finish my jumbo popcorn.
I can see the good intentions behind 9, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough. That is, we’re all sick of the same old end-of-the-world/apocalypse movies. 9 appears as if it might break from the mold by being completely animated and unique, following the peril of 9 sack doll robots, but I don’t think that will give it the gusto for you to really enjoy it.
I give 9 a preliminary 2-star rating: Bearable. We’ll see how it turns out. Come back and tell us what you think after you see it!