Friday, September 11, 2009


"9" the new feature distributed by Focus Pictures and produced in part by Tim Burton is a worthwhile post apocolyptic story starring little burlap bag robots, fighting other, huge "War of the World" type gargantuan robots. It's an appealing movie with holes in it's simple plot which are easy enough to overlook. All you have to do is concentrate on it's stunning special effects, beautiful, steampunkish artwork and wonderful animation. Yes, there are some repetitive action sequences and one character who keeps repeating that whatever new idea they have isn't going to work (idea hater). It isn't any earth-shattering, genre shaking film but a thoughtful, morality tale with a lot of heart. Good vocal performances by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover. Directed by Shane Acker.