Becky and I took the kids to see the new Tim Burton movie 9 this week at the Kerasotes theater in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at 9 describes the movie as follows:
“When 9 (Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they’ll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.”
9 is a very strange cartoon about the end of the world and how a scientist saves the world from the machines he’s created by bringing some small puppets to life after mankind has been wiped out. It has plenty of action and excitement. The characters are interesting, but it’s also violent and kind of scary for little kids, which is why it’s rated PG-13.
I found it funny that we have District 9 out along with this film 9 that came out on 09-09-09, which was kind of cool. The film though is a mixed bag for sure. Becky and Bianca hated it and got up and left. Bianca said, “Enjoy the stupid movie Dad. Mom and I are leaving.” Corban and Conroy liked it and I thought it was entertaining, but probably a good rental for kids who are a bit older. I can’t say I would spend the money on this one at the box office, unless you get the $5 club admission. Which you can get a Kerasotes between 4PM and 6PM in Castle Rock, I believe.
John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t Bother
Corban – *** Worth The Trip
Conroy – *** Worth The Trip
Bianca – * Don’t Bother
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