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9 (Nine) Limited Edition [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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An action-packed adventure, director Shane Acker’s animated fantasy epic 9 is the feature-length expansion of his Academy Award-nominated 2004 short film of the same name. The screenplay for the feature is by Pamela Pettler (Monster House); directors Tim Burton (Beetlejuice) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) are producing .Set in the near future, the world’s machines have turned on mankind and sparked social unrest - decimating the human population. But as our world falls to pieces, a mission begins to salvage the legacy of civilization, and a group of small “stitchpunk” creations is given the spark of life by a scientist - and they successfully survive the apocalypse. With their group being so small, these creatures must summon individual strengths well beyond their own proportions in order to outwit and fight against the still-functioning monster machines. 9 dynamically explores the will to live and how one soul can change the world.
- Special book pack with a 120 page hardback book
- Picture in Picture
- Feature commentary
- 9 - The Long and Short Of It
- On Tour With Shane Acker
- The Look of "9"
- Acting Out
- Deleted Scenes
- Original Short
- Original Short Commentary
- BD Live and Pocket Blu capability
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However, the artistry is let down a predictable quest storyline and typical character archetypes to accompany it. The animated short which was the precursor to this movie had no speech and relied on gestures and demonstration. 9 starts the same, without speech, and it's actually a more enjoyable experience because when the characters do talk you quickly realise how shallow and frankly boring they are. The one tiny attempt at humour flies by unwelcomed, when the main character's companion is scared to go inside a creepy vista and suggests with a smile "maybe I should wait here?" followed by 9 telling him to move on. That was it.
Elijah Wood voices 9, and while he does a good job, his voice just didn't seem right for the part. Elijah's voice seems more suited to a generic fluffy Disney hero, here number 9 is more reminiscent of a voodoo doll in a post apocalyptic world where he must survive the threat of having his soul taken from him. Elijah's soft voice seems an oxymoron to this role.
I might seem a bit negative with this review, but I assure you I wanted to like/love this film.
I'm sure if a sequel is given the nod, lessons will be learnt and it could be great.
What was lacking was the sense that the scientist's plan to incorporate himself into the Machine was too little, too late. By the time that Nine (9) was able to animate himself and go forth into the world, mankind had been totally exterminated with poison gas. It was too late to attempt to tame the Machine. The Machine itself, job done, had lapsed into immobility. The nine homunculi who were supposed to deliver the scientist's soul into the Machine were now adrift in a world where all life had been made extinct.
So, in a way, the story was about the nine homunculi who were programmed to deliver themselves to the Machine having to resist this programming - so that they themselves could survive as sentient, separate entities in their own right, the last living things on a dead planet.
It's a great work, worth watching many times.
Its funny,cute and moving highly recommended all tho maybe a little scary for kids
This version comes in a long hardback book with drawings and stills quotes and notes
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