Sunday, September 13, 2009
More like Nein..Hahaha..am I right people?!!..anyone? (crickets)
Well we did it. Against our better judgment (and general dislike for modern "edgy" cartoons) we went and saw Tim Burton's Nine.
The movie wasn't that good. As the critics promised, its a visually stunning, but ultimately uninspiring movie. Nine begins in a post-apocalyptic earth. Machines have turned against humans (happens a lot these days in film), and now pretty much everything in the war-torn world is dead, except for a few small rag dolls, who fight against the remaining death machines left. It turns out these little rag dolls are remnants of the last soul on earth and represent what is left of humanity. It is an interesting concept, but the execution leaves much to be desired. The doll characters have very base personalities, and their story just isn't very compelling. They spend the whole movie running from one scary battle with a machine to another. I fell asleep a couple of times, but didn't really miss much. Eventually, the rag dolls win over the machine and inherit the planet (to what end I don't know, since they can't procreate). There are some amazing images, but I think this would have been better as a 30 minute short than a feature length film. But oh well, you live and you learn..take our advice and wait for the DVD :)