It’s another movie that I wanted to watch for many years and since it had a solid reputation, I had some rather high expectations. Well, even if I did like it, to be honest, it turned out to be actually slightly disappointing. I mean, sure, the animation was really neat, even 10 years after this movie was released, and Shane Acker managed to create a rather fascinatin utopian future. Eventually, the material was quite spellbinding and they could have delivered an interesting thoughtful metaphysical SF feature. Unfortunately, after all, most of the duration was dealing with some huge battles involving the characters and some elaborate monsters. Indeed, from the very first moment, I was wondering what 9 and his ‘siblings’ were thinking and feeling but, very soon, came the first robot-beast and, then, they never stopped to develop the characters who were constantly in survival mode which was eventually rather boring. For example, even though ‘Blade Runner’ had a few action scenes, it was above all fascinating because it was mostly dealing with the existential anxiety experienced by the replicants. With these weird dolls, there were even more possibilities, especially since there were no humans left to guide them but Shane Acker had decided instead to focus on some well made but seriously generic action scenes which was too bad. Anyway, to conclude, even if it could have been so much better, I still think it was an original animated feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.