The story is kind of open-ended, and the conclusion doesn't really offer much in the way of explanation or closure. The way I like to see it is that the film is a story about redemption i.e. the 'Scientist', having created the machine that ultimately destroys humanity, creates -and imbues his own life force- to his rag-doll creations, while also leaving them with the means to destroy the machine.
The only good thing I can say about "9" is that it's only 79 minutes long and didn't waste more of my time. My wife agreed and didn't see much "point" to the movie, more like a "slice of life" movie. We enjoyed many of Tim's previous movies (he didn't direct). Here's IMDb's take:
As for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I haven't seen it but I know they used 3 characters to replace Heath Ledger. I would assume that would add to the confusion of the movie. Wasn't it directed by the Monty Python guy? If so, it can't be as weird as Baron Von mancheusan or something like it.
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