9 : Movie Review
It’s one of those not-quite, alternative-world futures where the machines have risen, humanity has been destroyed, and only a small group of literally rag-tag survivors – they’re hand-sized rag dolls, each with a number on their back- remain in the ruins. How they were created, what they were created for, and what their future is are all vital questions; they’re just not quite as vital as escaping from the bizarre half-skeleton, half-machine monsters that roam the devastated landscape.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ
Director Shane Acker’s film (based on his own silent short film) is a little too dark for small children and slightly too simplistic for adults, and the voice acting from a variety of big Hollywood names doesn’t quite fit the gloomy and desperate mood of much of the film. But once you get past that, 9 is an atmospheric and compelling film that at times feels more like a nightmare than something projected onto a screen.
The numerous battles with the various machines that come after the survivors are action cinema at its purest, and there are moments of pure dread that most adult films would struggle to capture.
WATCH OUT FOR
The various half-machine, half skeletons that 9 and his friends battle. They’re the creepiest, evilest-looking movie monsters we’ve seen in a long, long time.
WATCH OUT FOR | RATING : 3 / 5