Director: Shane Acker
Starring: Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Fred Tatasciore
Studio: Focus Features
Rated: PG-13(For violence and scary images)
These dolls all fill him in on what’s happened in the world. Some want to fight the machines while others want to hide. The original short was directed by Shane Acker who returns as director here. He is joined by producer Tim Burton who was impressed by the short and - more importantly - is the only man in Hollywood with the power to help sell a movie like this. Truly I’m impressed the film got made at all. It’s a dark movie that is not made for kids, it’s something that does not look cute, and these movies are difficult to sell. Even “Titan A.E.” failed to deliver at the box office and that movie WAS suitable for family audiences! Will the teens and adults pay to see this?
Parents who don't worry themselves with violence too much won't be too concerned about this movie, which is mostly violent with just a small amount of language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.