9 – Movie Review

I had the fun of watching a new movie called “9”… Or as I call it, “The Adventures Of Stitchface

Now although the film may be targetted for children or families, I found it hard to believe that the horror basis of this would be suitable for young children.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some moments that were endearing to say the least, like when Stitchface (AKA: 9) finds out he is not alone in a post apocalyptic world,  and when he finds a “someone” romance with another doll (yes we all saw her button eyes shine at him)… But the plot seemed weak at best.

Some well pointed out flaws:

1. At the start of the movie the brain is off, so who switched it off?

2. If the scientist did, why give 9 the key to destroy it, which is also the on switch!!! I know because we then wouldn’t have a film, but come on thats a big plot hole that makes writers look really bad.

3. When did the brain get a chance to build the cat-beast? And when and how did it ever know about the nine? They came after it was built and up and running, and were all in place, except 9, when it was shut down.

4. If the scientist gave the brain his intellect, how come he still had the brains to build 1 to 9?

5. Why did none of the other raggies seem to know about the scientist at the beginning?

It all seems a little odd, and while able to entertain younglings for 90 minutes, I did find the flow of the movie rather outdated, like yesteryear’s raggety ann dolls 🙂

If you want to entertain  the kids for  a night out, then go see “Stitchface”.. Opps, sorry,  I mean “9”… Otherwise, better save the overprice ticket and go to Blockbuster and rent out Spongebob Squarepants for the week 🙂

The Synopsis of the movie:

9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive. The conflicted, but resilient group includes 1 (Christopher Plummer), a domineering war veteran; 2 (Martin Landau), an aged inventor; 5 (John C. Reilly), a stalwart mechanic; 6 (Crispin Glover), a visionary and artist; and 7 (Jennifer Connelly), a brave warrior. There are at least several malevolent creatures up against this group; namely, the cat-skulled creature from the short film, a split-headed flying being that resembles both a bat and a manta ray in wing shape, and an insectoid creature with jointed legs and a pod-like body

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When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world where 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. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

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Posted on September 16, 2009, in Movie Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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