9 - Not Usual Kiddy Animation
Based on the 2005 Academy Award nominated short film of the same title, 9 is the first full length feature from the director Shane Acker, which the 79 minute long animation gets strong support from two directors who makes an out of this world movie: Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. So expect an animation that is more teenage and adult oriented, rather than animations featuring talking animals.
No usual story plot on how an animal or superhero possessing supernatural power saving the day, just some common people like you and me playing a game of survival, using anything that could lay our hands on. 9 dealt with issues an ordinary animation has never touch on, at a pace where everyone feels easy.
9 is an animation which consists of the following: Acker's idea of using rag dolls to represent human beings, throwing in the fantasy presentation from the mind of Tim Burton and the action that is similar to Timur Bekmambetov's previous production. (Nightwatch, Daywatch and Wanted) Here, survival is the most important issues the rag dolls needs to handle, thus 9 greatly focuses on the survival of rag dolls, and fighting against the machines.
The rag dolls are fighting against the machines with any weapons they could lay their hands on(scissors, knifes, leftover ammunitions and fuels), so expect a certain level of violence that is easy on the teens and adults.
9 do not behave like your usual Disney/Pixar or DreamWorks animation. The plot is more adult-oriented, it is not as heavily as adult animations discussing more serious issues.
Worth giving a try if you are tired of the popcorn animation out there.
Rating: 4 / 5