Release Date: Sept. 9
Director: Shane Acker
Writers: Acker, Pamela Pettler
Starring: Voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Fred Tatasciore
Studio/Run Time: Focus Features, 79 mins.
Gorgeous animation, paper-thin plot
Here’s an original idea: We open on a post-Armageddon landscape, after a war between the humans and the machines. It’s not Terminator, it’s 9, an animated film that’s most certainly not for children. The film follows nine survivors of the Apocalypse. They’re not humans; they’re dolls, made by a scientist to carry life past certain destruction.
Watch the 9 trailer: