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09-09-2009, 02:35 AM
Well, just got back from seeing 9 a bit ago, all in all I really dug it, although I'm not sure I would have paid full theater price to see it. No real complaints or anything, other than perhaps the running time (83 mins, it wasn't rushed or anything, I just don't pay 10 bucks for under 90 mins). All in all it was quite entertaining, it was never dull or slow, it got pretty dark at times, the animation looked great, the characters were cool. I completely recommend it & will be adding it to my collection. Oh & i'd be really surprised if this wasn't the start of a franchise, in the end it feels like that's what they're trying to do & I wouldn't mind.
09-10-2009, 10:29 PM
I'm very interest in seeing this movie. Was it in 3D?
09-11-2009, 10:11 AM
I just saw the trailer for this and it looks amazing. I'll probably wait for the blu ray, though, just because I hate theaters.
09-11-2009, 11:15 AM
This is on my hit list for the weekend.
09-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Just got back from a matinee showing of 9. Overall, a good experience.
I'd definitely recommend it for the film's overall style. Animation fans will not be disappointed, as will fans of steampunk. While not a horror film, it's definitely a dark fantasy, with some truly disturbing images which should delight most horror fans and induce nightmares among some children (note that 9 is rated PG-13). The post-human landscape looks like Europe after having been devastated by both World Wars, H.G. Wells' Martians, and Skynet combined. One particularly inspired machine is reminiscent of Harryhausen's Medusa, as re-imagined by Trent Reznor.
On the downside, the film feels a little padded even at the relatively short running time. The plot seems overly-familiar, and the characters aren't as well-developed as they could be. But in the end, 9 will be remembered for its visual style more than the plot or characters.
I'll definitely be looking forward to the next project from director Shane Acker.
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