#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a world destroyed in a war between man and machine, a hand-stitched doll with the number 9 written on its back comes to life. The world he has awakened in is frightening, but he quickly learns that he is not alone and that there are others like him, also with a single digit written on their back. The first one he encounters is 2 who tells him something of what happened to the world. 2 is also thrilled with the disk 9 is carrying, one with three unique symbols on the front. 9 soon learns that the disk and some of the other dolls who are prepared to die for the good of humankind may be the last hope for man’s salvation.
Plot: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good.
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Multiple viewings strongly suggested
Much like Shane Acker’s short (of the same name), this movie almost REQUIRES multiple viewings for the viewer to really soak everything in.
The first time I watched the film, my initial criticisms were “That was too short” and “There wasn’t not enough emphasis on characters/story”. However, after watching the movie a second time, I realized that I had missed a TON of information on my first round. Upon asking other friends what they thought about the movie the second time around, I discovered that they felt the same way.
The first time I watched the film, I felt like everything flew by. It was visual overload, and it just had bad pacing overall. However, on my second viewing of the movie, I noticed that things seemed to go by much, much slower. The pacing seemed better. I noticed character and plot subtleties that I simply did not catch the first time I watched it. I connected more with the stitchpunks, and I understood the story better. The visuals weren’t just “Ohhh, pretty!” anymore, they had greater symbolism, and depth.
The movie is, indeed, about 20 minutes too short. Certain characters needed more screen time, and certain points in the plot needed more emphasis. HOWEVER, I found that I enjoyed the movie drastically more when I saw it a second time. I plan on seeing it a third time later this week.
This movie reveals new surprises every time you watch it. If you have seen it once already, and didn’t think it was that great, I strongly suggest dropping the $8 and giving this movie a second chance. You may be surprised how much your opinion changes.
think if Don Bluth were forced to make a ‘post-apocalypse’ CGI movie… and it’s *better*
Shane Acker has a good career ahead of him. At the least, one can only hope so. His talents expressed here, his first feature adapted from his short film of the same title, are immense and sharp and clear and dark and staggering and other words I didn’t have time to look up for this review. He takes a scenario one could be familiar with- entities battling robotic elements in a future or just another time period, a desolate wasteland, a possibility of hope on the horizon- but it’s infused with the passion and archetypes of a fairy tale. And even with this there’s certain twists, or unexpected pleasures. You’ll see a lot of critics talk about the lack of a full story, of the beauty of the animation and look of the film outweighing any kind of story or clearly defined characters. You can take that to heart before seeing the film, but a lot of them may have missed Acker’s intention here.
These are some archetypes on screen, sure. And one may have seen them in films made by the likes of Don Bluth with the Secret of NIMH or, dare I compare, Henson/Ozs’ the Dark Crystal (here the latter’s object of purpose is reversed, sort of). But the characters in 9, the ones with personalities, are not complete. The idea in the film is that all of the characters, all numbered from 1 to 9 and called as such, are little robotic creations given life by parts of the soul of a scientist who gave himself up for his creations. Others he made, a ‘machine’ for it, was also imperfect – so much so that it turned against its creators and did what giant gorram robots do when created with human’s own defects. So the characters may appear to be things we very simply identify- hero guy, hero girl, slight comic-relief twins, and the grumpy and ornery older one (#1)- and as it goes on the characters simply are what they are… actually, 1 develops a little more, and in a subtle, captivating way.
But if you’re going to see an animated film this year for its distinctive style and design and (yes) cinematography and creations and colors out of the netherworld of a glorious imagination – and it’s not from John Lasseter’s Disney or Pixar – it’s 9. And damn the torpedoes is this movie beautifully wretched to look at! One can see why Tim Burton and Wanted’s Timur Bekmambetov latched on to Acker and helped him get the movie made as it is: it’s a world like Terminator Salvation, only if it had actual focus and a capacity to elicit a terror in its audience (young or old). The little robots themselves are cute in a rough way, and the robots – and specifically what they do to one of the critters when they capture one of them by sucking out their souls – move and react like inhuman things that do what they should and look and feel like the world really has ended. You simply can’t take your eyes off the movie, and it’s animated with such an eye for original detail.
At the same time it doesn’t aim directly at adults, albeit with a PG-13 rating. I can imagine, or at least would hope to, that a child watching this and being bewildered and confused and mortified and entranced, just as I was watching NIMH or Crystal, and that’s a good thing. PIXAR has its wonders, but to see this is to see the A-game upped another notch in the medium and its potential. There are times I didn’t even feel like I was watching just animation. Other times, I was taken away like any good fantasy or fable: in the one little moment of respite, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ plays on a record and there’s peace… until it’s broken. It’s rare a filmmaker can conjure something like that, but 9 has that in spades.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Director Shane Acker
Writer Pamela Pettler, Shane Acker, Ben Gluck
Actors Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover
Country United States, Luxembourg, Canada
Awards 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (digital intermediate), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,167 m (Sweden), 2,182 m (Spain), 2,188 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical)