Friday 30 October 2009
After an apocalyptic war with the robots all that remains of humanity is a tiny band of sentient dolls stitched from hessian sacking, struggling to survive in civilisation's ruins.
Then a newly awakened doll, 9, unwittingly revives the evil robot intelligence that caused all the trouble in the first place.
The animation is appealing – a steampunk hybrid of Terminator and Rosie and Jim – and has some original touches (though let's just say it's not a surprise to see Tim Burton pop up in the credits as an executive producer). But its origins as an (Oscar-nominated) 11-minute short show: padded out to feature length it has become a Disneyfied cliché, disfigured by incoherent mysticism and trite warnings about the dangers of technology.
Game of Thrones
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- 4 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
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