Movie Man Mike bestows a review on us.
9 (not “District 9”) C+. The theme of this film is a common one—man-made machines take over the earth and exterminate all human life. I was taken in by the film because it (a) is a Tim Burton film, (b) is animated, and (c) had cool music to go with the trailer I watched online. I never heard the same music that I heard as part of the trailer. Visually the movie was captivating. The animation was great. At the end of the day, however, I wasn’t “wowed” by the story. The writers did nothing new with this old theme and the resolution of the story-line left me wanting. I was interested to see that the theater I saw this in was not very full, but it had a mix of children and adults. Yet, after watching the film, I am not really sure who the film’s target audience is. Maybe teens? This one is more of a rental, if you are inclined to see it.