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9

Date: Nov 04 2009

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Plural vs. Possessive "S"

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If evil machines took over the earth, who would you want to be in charge of saving humanity? Probably not nine little creatures that look like a cross between Frankenstein and a sock puppet. But that’s what happens in the new CGI animated movie, 9.

9 is produced by Tim Burton, who’s known for creating weirdly beautiful worlds, like in his movies The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands. Find out if Ella and Marni will be checking out his latest creation.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Ella

Ella

Marni:  So what do you know about that new movie 9? It looks really interesting, the new animated film.

Ella:  I don’t know too much about it, but I saw the little characters. There are nine characters like the title, but they’re all really individual and really cute looking. They’ve got that scary flair that Tim Burton adds in every movie. So it’s kind of interesting…it could be on mute and I’m sure the movie would be interesting, just visually, it’s like eye-popping and capturing.

Marni:  So, the storyline’s pretty interesting, basically that humanity is destroyed and evil machines have taken over the earth. But there’s this group of scientists that bring to life this set of the nine. They’re these individual creatures, and they’re hoping that the nine will preserve humanity’s legacy. Very post-apocalyptic, you know, it’s kinda…the earth is sort of this wasteland, and the nine characters are the last hope to bring salvation.

Ella:  It’s gotta be good though.

 

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Marni and Ella are curious about the new movie 9. It’s produced by Tim Burton, who is known for creating spooky and beautiful animated films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ella thinks his movies are fun to watch for the visual effects alone.

9 is a post-apocalyptic movie, meaning that it takes place after most of humanity has been destroyed. Other post-apocalyptic movies include Children of Men and the Terminator movies. In 9, humanity’s last hope is a group of nine little characters that a scientist made right before he died.

What is your favorite post-apocalyptic movie? Have you seen any of Tim Burton’s other films? Do you like animated or CGI movies?

 

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rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

everybody here in the world will be destroy by the machines created by ourself , so what is the matter , we created them !!!

saludos.

10:23 PM Nov 04 2009 |

fridali

fridali

Mexico

ok it was made by tim burton, so i wait the better.Laughing

08:08 PM Nov 04 2009 |

ayhann

ayhann

Turkey

oww i admire CGI movies,really! ecpecially spooky,thrilling ones. i have heard of 9 even watched the several trailers of it,but havent watched yet.even trailer is amazing.

if i am not wrong The Matrix movie series also can be categorized as post-apocalyptic,right?because the similar scenario taken over by machines also exist in matrix.

07:47 PM Nov 04 2009 |

koxa

koxa

Ukraine

This 'movie' is really interesting due to the fact it has may be actual problems of humen's being,so it's not usual cartoon.The idea and special effects are on the top.Although I don't like catroons but '9' I was watching with pleasure and have a desire to see it again. 

05:23 PM Nov 04 2009 |

iwori

iwori

Japan

I've just seen its trailer and surprised at screen images. How beautiful! They can move so smoothly and the music is dramatic.

I love animated movie but I've not watched many CGI flicks for adults. At first, I want to see The Nightmare Before Christmas.

03:34 PM Nov 04 2009 |

Eleniya

Eleniya

Russian Federation

My son likes this movie :)

02:48 PM Nov 04 2009 |

bingbing 2

bingbing 2

China

i havent see it  , hope i can see it as soon as possible

02:31 PM Nov 04 2009 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I haven't seen the flick. As for the post-apocalyptic movies one of my favourite is "I'am Legend" with Will Smith.

02:03 PM Nov 04 2009 |

trongdu

trongdu

Germany

I think we can to charge of saving humanity. 

if everybody have responsibility our countr.

10:28 AM Nov 04 2009 |

vivivi^^

vivivi^^

China

  it’s kind of interesting,but I don’t know too much about that

09:48 AM Nov 04 2009 |

mira_ask

mira_ask

Kazakhstan

i had seen this movee.. i like Tim Burton's work ( and this one made jointly with kazakhistan director Timur Bekmambetov)

as for me this movee has a exciting plot and i think that we will see a continue soon 

08:51 AM Nov 04 2009 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Tim Burton is very clever when it comes to animations, I like his works. I heard he is one of the directors mentioned to direct the twilight sequel breaking dawn. I am a big fan of his work but he doesn't seem fit for twilight style, I mean he is too cartoony for me.

08:32 AM Nov 04 2009 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

SmileI don't remember coz i never often to see movies but i like some story.Smile

08:21 AM Nov 04 2009 |

siberian tigger

Mexico

I like this kind of movies becuase all of them are interesting. Besides, I love special effects in these marvelous movies
Bless you everyone

05:32 AM Nov 04 2009 |

prakash.fca

India

Let me see the picture

02:25 AM Nov 04 2009 |

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