Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009

9 (2009)
Elijah Wood just attracts bad guys with huge fiery eyes and scary black towers, doesn't he? This is a pretty good movie if you can get past the ridiculous premise: the earth is barren, empty, and devoid of all life after an unnamed war between man and machines and all that survives are a series of nine diminutive sentient dolls made of burlap and metal created by an eccentric inventor straight out of Edward Scissorhands. The story itself is okay, despite the fact that the earth's nuclear winter status is never really explained and most of the characters are not especially developed. When the scientist's secret is finally revealed, it feels like a little bit of a let-down - we watched all the way to this point just to find out that he's copying Lord Voldemort? Still, as post-apocalyptic movies go, it still manages to be less depressing than WALL-E.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Man, I really didn't like 9 at all. Sooo disappointing!