Wednesday, 11 November 2009

9....

....I saw this film today, directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton.



It's a film like I've never seen before. In a post apocolyptic world, only sackcloth doll-like creatures survive, with numbers painted on their backs. How or why they are left is not clear, but soon it becomes apparent they have company. Huge and hugely scary mechanical baddies who attack our heroes. Then again, then again. Whilst the animation and visuals are stunning, the lack of storyline is there for all to see. It is only now I realise it's adapted from an award winning short film by the same director. Perhaps it should have stayed short, because at 79 minutes it runs out of fuel. Only the slick, scary and grand visuals save it from obscurity. One to watch on DVD I reckon.

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