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Old 05-25-09, 09:47 PM
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

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BTW, slapping "From Producer Tim Burton!" on a cg-animated movie is getting old.
Which CG-animated movies have had "From Producer Tim Burton" slapped on them? I'm curious...
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

The short is superb, but it's too bad they are not staying dialogue-free and are opting to do the usual "celebrity" voices instead.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Saw the full trailer last night. Hate the voices, but I guess a voiceless film won't sell nowadays. This won't sell either, but I think I may end up loving it.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

The trailer for this does absolutely nothing for me. It looks like Puppet Master meets The Matrix.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Yeah, the trailer isn't great, but the combination of the brilliance of the short, and the usual stellar work from Burton has me very optimistic.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

OMFG! This thing only lasts 79 minutes! And thats includng credits. Wow is all I can say.
OH and I will also say this looks absolutely terrible.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Saw it a bit back. The short really covers it completely. And those complaining that it's only 79 minutes, consider this, they're stretching the contents of that ten minute short to that full almost 80 minute mark. That's a lot of filler that if you've seen the short, you're pretty much already aware on how it's going to go.

Is it bad? Nah, it's a pretty fun ride. But don't expect too much depth and walk in expecting that Shane Acker made a fallout 3 level for Little Big Planet.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

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Saw it a bit back. The short really covers it completely. And those complaining that it's only 79 minutes, consider this, they're stretching the contents of that ten minute short to that full almost 80 minute mark. That's a lot of filler that if you've seen the short, you're pretty much already aware on how it's going to go.

Is it bad? Nah, it's a pretty fun ride. But don't expect too much depth and walk in expecting that Shane Acker made a fallout 3 level for Little Big Planet.
That's feeling I get when the trailer airs and that god awful song plays.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by chris_sc77
OMFG! This thing only lasts 79 minutes! And thats includng credits. Wow is all I can say.
OH and I will also say this looks absolutely terrible.
Do you honestly not know how animation works?

Toy Story: 81 min.
Snow White: 83 min.
Beauty and the Beast: 84 min.
Land Before Time: 69 min.
An American Tail: 80 min.
Dumbo: 64 min.

Hell you could pretty much search for any animated movie that comes to mind and it's going to be around the 90 minute mark.

How you've managed to troll unimpeded for so long is amazing.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Do you honestly not know how animation works?

Toy Story: 81 min.
Snow White: 83 min.
Beauty and the Beast: 84 min.
Land Before Time: 69 min.
An American Tail: 80 min.
Dumbo: 64 min.

Hell you could pretty much search for any animated movie that comes to mind and it's going to be around the 90 minute mark.

How you've managed to troll unimpeded for so long is amazing.
All i know is Focus' Coraline (which is the only animated film I have baeen interested in this year) at least managed to have an acceptable runtime of 100 Minutes.
Old 09-09-09, 09:57 AM
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

I thought this was getting released in 3D - guess I was wrong.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Giles
I thought this was getting released in 3D - guess I was wrong.
I was under the same impression as you. I thought I remembered the teaser mentioning RealD at the end of it.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

I saw it, and I enjoyed it, but it was missing something. There wasn't enough story, something, I'm not sure what exactly.

I do recommend that you guys watch it on the big screen though. If you have to pick just between watching it in theaters or watching it on DVD/BD at home, I highly recommend that you go ahead and watch it on the big screen.

I'd give it a score of 7.5/10 overall, and a 9/10 for audio and visuals.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I was under the same impression as you. I thought I remembered the teaser mentioning RealD at the end of it.
Unless my mind is playing tricks one me, I remember that too. I wonder what happened.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by chris_sc77
OMFG! This thing only lasts 79 minutes! And thats includng credits. Wow is all I can say.
This scene is getting old...
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

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I saw it, and I enjoyed it, but it was missing something.
41 minutes !??
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Do you honestly not know how animation works?

Toy Story: 81 min.
Snow White: 83 min.
Beauty and the Beast: 84 min.
Land Before Time: 69 min.
An American Tail: 80 min.
Dumbo: 64 min.

Hell you could pretty much search for any animated movie that comes to mind and it's going to be around the 90 minute mark.

How you've managed to troll unimpeded for so long is amazing.
Funny the great thing about films like Toy Story and the other Disney films is that they feel longer cuz they're so packed with things in them that it just feels thicker. Man...I miss when Disney was doing great animation, kinda sad that they're just focusing on Pixar.
Old 09-10-09, 01:51 AM
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by chris_sc77
OMFG! This thing only lasts 79 minutes! And thats includng credits. Wow is all I can say.
Old 09-10-09, 07:28 AM
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Brent L
I saw it, and I enjoyed it, but it was missing something. There wasn't enough story, something, I'm not sure what exactly.
For me it was character development. Acker did a very poor job in developing a cast of characters the audience is supposed to care for. Keeping it vague, when something bad happens on screen, it's hard to give a damn because I don't give two shits about the any of characters. The 'twist' ending has zero impact for the same reason. Therein lies the problem, I think he intentionally kept the character development low to enhance the 'twist' but in doing that it all fell apart instead.

The plot was a tad simple but it works. The movie hits the ground running and doesn't let up for it's 90 minute runtime. The movie is gorgeous. The stitchpunks look amazing, the dystopian world and everything in the film is beautiful.

The score was damn good as well. It was nice to see what a more mature CG film can do. It would have been better if Acker was more up to the task.

I'd give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. I want to say 3 stars, but the sum of the parts outweighs the lack of character development, IMO.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

I think the idea they were going for, why they didn't really explain hardly anything until late into the picture, is that they wanted to put the audience in the same position as 9. Not really knowing what's going on, who anyone is, the shock of where he is and what this world is all about.

The only problem is that it didn't make for the most stimulating film-going experience. It just didn't work the way they wanted it to.

As I said before though, it's still well worth watching. Just don't expect any sort of Oscar winner or anything like that, because it's certainly not.

I liked it enough that I'd watch a sequel.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Brent L
I think the idea they were going for, why they didn't really explain hardly anything until late into the picture, is that they wanted to put the audience in the same position as 9. Not really knowing what's going on, who anyone is, the shock of where he is and what this world is all about.
That sorta makes sense, but I don't think it worked in the long run.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Do you honestly not know how animation works?

Toy Story: 81 min.
Snow White: 83 min.
Beauty and the Beast: 84 min.
Land Before Time: 69 min.
An American Tail: 80 min.
Dumbo: 64 min.

Hell you could pretty much search for any animated movie that comes to mind and it's going to be around the 90 minute mark.

How you've managed to troll unimpeded for so long is amazing.
Nightmare Before Christmas: 79 min.
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Just got back from seeing it. Kinda disappointed by the film. Not that it was a bad film but I was expecting a PG-13 animated film for adults and got a dark kids film instead. The story is told in a very simplistic manner. Despite the dark themes, your average five year old could follow the story no problem. Another thing that bothered me was the scarcity of details. I was dying to know more about their world and how it came to be this way but they almost completely gloss over it like it doesn't matter. The visuals were very good though and the character animation often exceeds the mediocre voice acting. I wanted to like it more but I just couldn't. I would give it three out of five stars.
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i absolutely loved this 9 out of 10 for 9
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Re: 9 - animated film by Shane Acker, produced by Burton & Bekmambetov

Originally Posted by chris_sc77
OMFG! This thing only lasts 79 minutes! And thats includng credits. Wow is all I can say.
OH and I will also say this looks absolutely terrible.
Let the record show that chris_sc77 ordered Batman: Gotham Knight from the Hastings 30% off sale. (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/9698827-post66.html)

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 76 minutes


And for some reason he ordered it twice. I guess hoping two PG-13s would make it an R and 76 times 2 would make it 152 minutes in length.

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