9

{3.5/5} “Some things in this world are better left where they lie. But if you know where to look, these ruins are full of riches.”

There’s been an apocalypse, and all the humans are dead. 9 is a doll-like creature, somehow given life by a scientist. He finds a small group of creatures like himself, led by 1, who are mostly hiding from a mechanical beast. 9 doesn’t want to hide, though, he wants to rescue 2 — who has been captured by the beast. He convinces 5 to go with him, even though 1 forbids them to go.

9 was released in 2009. It’s an animated movie.

The animation is beautiful, in the way that the first part of WALL-E is beautiful.

The world is a dangerous place, even with all the humans gone. Some machines are left, and the machines don’t like little creatures.

The creatures are very clever at making things out of the junk that surrounds them. The group led by 1 lives in Notre Dame Cathedral.

The setting and characters had potential but the story wasn’t as interesting as it should have been — there were too many things that didn’t make sense and too much time spent on good guys vs. bad guys.

Deborah Lurie (Imaginary Heroes) composed the music.

Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) provides the voice of 9. Alan Oppenheimer (Mighty Mouse in the TV show The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle) provides the voice of the scientist.

Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Martin Landau (Frankenweenie), John C. Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph), Crispin Glover (Back to the Future), and Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) also provide voices.

The movie was directed by Shane Acker (animator on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).

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