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.
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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…
Dear Pixar people,
.......I love you.....
Hugs and kisses,
(Dirk is my dad. He made me watch this.)
Another film I loved as a kid which I had forgotten quite how good it is. Genuinely a brilliant film.
Simply put, one of the best animated movies of all time!
So excited for Finding Dory tomorrow!
Overall Enjoyment 9/10
How adorable were those turtles...
I watched this the other day with my nephew - he knows practically all the words by now, or at the very least some of the more fun utterances. Shark-bait-ooh-haha! Fish are friends, not food! Miiiiine! etc. which is both nice and really, really annoying.
Because he'll repeat whatever it is for hours at a time - otherwise I enjoyed (I guess?) watching it again for the ten-millionth time. The variety of sea-creatures are always fine, each like a hurdle, fine.. whatever, they'll do, and the general story has I think a fairly nice message, too. Erm... since I cannot be bothered to offer any other thoughts because I'm in no mood to talk about the actual animation, and what…
I've never much cared for this film. Even as a kid who loved Pixar this always felt more like a "baby movie" than stuff like Toy Story or The Incredibles. Still I figure I'll probably see Finding Dory when it hits home video so I thought it best I revisit this much acclaimed original. I'm still not too fond of it. The central flaw here is the comedy which is largely terrible. The jokes are just lame groaners and all told I don't think I laughed once. Dory herself is a very annoying character as well. However the film's postive elements did leave a mark. Finding Nemo opens pretty strong, Albert Brooks gives a good voice performance an his bond with Nemo is felt, and Thomas Newman's score is good too. Those help the film a lot, but it's really hard to get behind a comedy with no laughs.
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Damn, if I could give this film 6 stars, I would.
Finding Nemo isn't my favourite Pixar film (that honour goes to Toy Story) but even I will concede that it is probably Pixar's best.
The world, the colours, the animation, the performances, the score. Everything about it is majestic.
I think I had something in my eye when Marlin was reunited with Nemo.
Damn you Pixar!
A road movie frightfully well designed and well crafted. The level of technical maturity that Pixar has achieved here is similar to the level of writing maturity reached with Toy Story movies.
Appreciate this more now than before.
Complete list. :-(
For the last three years, I've kept a log of the films I showed my kids as they were introduced…