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Year of Release: 1993
Director(s): Shane Acker
Animation Studio: Relativity
Approx. Running Time: 80 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
" A TRIUMPH!"
-Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetow (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. Featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, it's a thrilling suspenseful story critics call "Spellbinding!" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
Make no mistake, this is animated but it isn't for young children (though I think the PG-13 rating is a bit much). There are a lot of very dark themes to this movie and a fair bit of violence. It's a very beautiful film and very well made, but I didn't love it. Probably more 3.5 stars than 3.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)