9 (2009)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 11:28 PM



Genre: Animation/Action/Adventure/Science-fiction/Drama/Fantasy

Starring (voice): Christopher Plummer, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reiley, Martin Landau


A scientist created a robot known as B.R.A.I.N, which would serve mankind and help it evolve and thus improve society. The machine, however, went against the humans which eventually led to a war of machines versus humans. The scientist realising his mistake, built miniature human-like robots out of cloth known as 'Stitchpunks' and gave each of them a unique number from 1 to 9. Humankind is destroyed and the machines rule over Earth. Each of these 9 Stitchpunks come to life and form an alliance to protect themselves. They are led by 1 (Plummer) the eldest of them all who has been evading the machines and keeping the Stitchpunks safe. 9 (Wood) comes to life and joins the clan. He is not satisfied with 1's defensive approach and wishes to take on a more aggressive role. 2 (Landau) is kidnapped by a machine and 9 is determined to save him. Along with 2's close friend, 5 (Reiley), 9 & 5 set on a quest where they meet a warrior 7 (Connelly) who helps them save 2. In the midst of all this, 9 accidentally brings to life a dangerous machine manufacturing factory which puts the Stichpunks in a worse situation than they were in earlier. The story progresses at a very rapid face for the first half, which is slightly disturbing, but manages to collect itself together and end on a high note. The graphics are superb and are almost life-like which become the high point of the movie. The fundamental plot is nothing new but the entire concept of Stitchpunks is indeed very innovative. A nice watch for all age groups but the lack of humour in bits and pieces was sorely missed.

Thumbs up: Graphics, entertaining watch
Thumbs down: Lack of humour

Rating: 6.9/10
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