This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean, they're looking for one.
A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.
Still baffled that this was released back in 2003. The animation is absolutely gorgeous - littered with detail and depth - and the character models are stunning in how they flow through their environment, elegantly swimming across the deep blue sea. Never has a Pixar film been so purely entertaining within the context of a deeply emotional journey. In spite of its darkness and turmoil, Finding Nemo expertly weaves through humor and action by utilizing quick cuts of physical comedy and coherent, dazzling set-pieces; the highlight being a suspenseful jellyfish encounter that still manages to add comedy and pathos along the way. One of the most soothing movies I can think of.
So this basically was remade into Taken, right?
Marking the biggest leap for Pixar Animation Studios since their groundbreaking debut with Toy Story in 1995, Finding Nemo brings a whole new level of maturity in Pixar's method of storytelling, a new surge in its humour, creativity & imagination, and another elevation in its already unparalleled animation to succeed not only as one of the best films of its genre but is also exceptional enough to be regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.
Finding Nemo tells the story of Marlin; a clownfish residing in the Great Barrier Reef who's very overprotective of his son, Nemo. When Nemo is captured by scuba divers & taken to Sydney, Marlin sets out on a journey throughout the ocean to find…
I revisited Finding Nemo after having seen Finding Dory and I found it much darker in tone. I recalled the couple of dark scenes involving the sharks and the dark scenes that took place in the deep. The adventure was more carefully crafted than Finding Dory, but not as fun in tone. I think Finding Dory is one of those films that will be easier to rewatch because of its light and playful tone. I loved some of the new characters introduced as well, but the turtles were missed. They only had a short cameo in Finding Dory when I thought they were one of the best things about Finding Nemo. The two films are great and the producers didn't mess the sequel up.
still definitely one of pixar's more powerful allegories--a horrific act of violence intended to seclude and strike fear into us overcome by, together, acknowledging and accepting the inherent dangers of the world and not letting them change who we are/what we do
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Much like A Bug’s Life, Pixar has once again utilised the medium of animation to take on a perspective that is far too difficult if taken on the live-action format; this time straying away from the usual perception of human children, and instead taking its familiar fundamentals and translate them to the middle of the ocean, where our protagonists are now a Clownfish and a Blue Tang fish, driven by the unfortunate tragedy of a stolen child.
“Wow” is the film’s opening dialogue and indeed it speaks concisely and accurately of the visual wonder that Pixar has provided unto us, another progressive step into the mastering of the technology, capturing a world that is unknown…
The little baby octopus is so cute. RT if you cried
"I LOVE TURTLES" - my 4 year old cousin
Review in brazilian portuguese.
A Pixar Animation Studios sempre foi um estúdio admirável. Se no Oriente temos o fantástico Studio Ghibli, no Ocidente é a Pixar que reina o mundo da animação. Ela nos presenteou com alguns dos melhores filmes animados existentes e seu trabalho têm conquistado os corações das pessoas desde o início com Toy Story. E a Pixar consegue isso não porque faz excelentes animações, mas porque faz excelentes filmes. Suas obras são referência no Cinema e aclamadas pela Crítica. Isso se deve ao nível de detalhe e cuidado que seus realizadores possuem com cada um dos longas. E Procurando Nemo não é nada menos que isso.
Full review on my website, Me Desculpe, Dave.
I mean everything's already been said, but this movie works on so many levels for people of any age. Unlike most, I would say Dory is one of my least favourite parts (but that doesn't mean she's not still fantastic). I really love the themes and characters, small and large in this movie.
Another movie ruined by the habitual nature of a small child. By the 50th viewing on automatic loop, I was ready to run the DVD over with my car.
Luckily, it's been a couple years since that assault on my patience and I'e recovered some of my original love for Nemo.
Albert Brooks and Ellen are a fabulous double act. Everything else is still a little grating.
Not as impressive as I thought it was 13 years ago. Granted, I was a little kid, but even then it wasn't one of my favorites. Sure, it has its qualities - there's fun to be had and tears to be shed, but I guess that... fish are just not that interesting to me...?
The whole segment at the dentist's office near the end is genius though, and it is overall, still a great solid flick, just not up there with my favorites.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
No. No, you can't! Stop! Please don't go away, please. No one's ever stuck with me for so long before, and if you leave… if you leave… I just - I remember things better with you. I do, look - P. Sherman, 42… 42… I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is because when I look at you, I can feel it, and I look at you and… I'm home. Please. I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
Will I ever get over Dory and Marlin? The answer is no.
"I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food."
scores/soundtracks you know what i mean
more details in the notes b/c i'm extra
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