Wednesday, June 22, 2011

9 (2009)

This is a weird movie set in the future, after the human are all dead, after an apocalyptic war between human and machines. A rag doll with number 9 drawn on his back is the main character. He wakes up and finds the world is in ruin and a very dangerous place to live. He meets other rag dolls and tries to save their life and his from the beast.

The plot just doesn't make sense to me. This is a movie about rag dolls vs machines, lead by 'The Brain', which brought to life by mistake by 9. What should I care about those rag dolls? They are given soul (and life) by a scientist who also created The Brain. How can a human give soul to a doll?

However, the images are wonderful and action scenes are very good. I just don't see the point of the story. When his friends are trapped in The Brain, 9 tries to convince 1 (the rag dolls are named from 1 to 9) that they are not dead yet. After The Brain is defeated and the souls of 9's friends are free, the souls go up high to the sky and dissolve. I think that means dead.

No comments: