This past weekend I took my kids to see the movie 9. For those that are not familiar with the movie it is a post apocalyptic story where the human race has been annihilated by machines. The basis for the plot has been used over and over again for decades now but the story of 9 separates itself from the predecessors in that in a last effort to save humanity a brilliant scientist has given his own life to bring life to nine different rag dolls.
I personally would rate 9 as one of the best animated movies that I have ever seen. I loved the way the story unfolded before my eyes and the quality of the animation was nothing less than superb. The characters and the creatures in the movie were brilliantly designed. It was no surprise finding out that Tim Burton was one of the producers of this movie and you could feel his presence in both the landscape and character designs.
For those of you that have little ones and are wondering if this movie is appropriate keep in mind that 9 is rated PG-13. There is a reason for the PG-13 rating and the movie is very intense with some scary action sequences. This movie was a little more intense than I expected and some of the scenes were pretty scary for my six-year-old (I guess I won’t be winning the “Dad of the Year” award this year). Don’t get me wrong my son did enjoy the movie but if you also have little ones you may want to screen the movie first a then decide if your own kids are up to it. Read the rest of this entry »