In a summer dominated by sequels and remakes, Finding
Nemo is incredibly welcome. At almost every movie Iíve been to
lately, Iíve walked out of the theatre, gaining nothing more than
what I knew when I walked in. But, Finding Nemo is a
fun and enchanting aquatic adventure that warms our heart, while
teaching us things about the amazing world under the sea, too. The
animation is incredible; Finding Nemo is another
masterpiece to add to the infamous resume of Pixar Studios. If
every movie was as inventively informative as Finding
Nemo, the world would be a much better place. Itís fun, sweet,
comical, adventurous, well-made and assembled, creative, likeable,
and intrepidly beautiful. Who could ask for more in any movie? I
Technology today is like the eighth
wonder of the world. If you look at how advanced animation has
gotten in such a small amount of time, itís really quite amazing.
Fifteen years ago, every frame in an animated film was hand-drawn.
The quality of the finished films appearance was about that of a
modern-day cartoon (not content-wise, of course). The quality of
the voices was often not very good; the soundtracks were blotched
and boggy. But now, we have computers to help assemble the scenes
and create the films. The emotions of the characters transfer onto
the screen, as if they were coming from real people. The entire
movie looks close to real. Finding Nemo is a
beautiful representation of the brilliant things that computers
can do. If this style of animation keeps advancing at such a rapid
pace, where will we be in another hundred years? Will we be
creating full-length animated movies that look exactly like real,
acted ones? Hey, who needs Meryl Streep when you can create a
flawless performance by a no-name actor on a computer, for almost
no cost at all?
Finding Nemo is a step in
the right direction towards achieving just this. The beautiful,
under-water world that Pixar creates is stunning. This is a film
that has been waiting to be told for some time now, but the story
had never found the proper medium, until now. Finding
Nemo is a simply wonderful, realistic looking picture which
will blow the minds of many of the members of the audience. Adults
and kids will be able to appreciate its rich and gleeful goodness,
The cast of voice-actors is excellent.
The two that stand out the most are the hilarious Albert Brooks
and equally funny Ellen DeGeneres. These two dish out the
necessary comedic relief of the movie, and do so very, very well.
Brooks and DeGeneres play the characters Marlin (though heís
actually a clownfish) and Dory. Together, the two bring so much
charm through their innocently comic voice personalities, itís
hard to not like Finding Nemo on the whole because
theyíre so good. Brooks has another movie out right now too,
titled The In-Laws, which is also very funny and
enjoyable. This year, heís been blessed with two great roles, and
has hit the right note as a performer in both of them.
Finding Nemo is the perfect
movie-going experience for both adults and children, alike. Itís
an excellent representation of animation at its best, as well as a
smart and funny journey on film. I thoroughly enjoyed myself for
its entire duration long. Movies have begun to shape up recently,
Iíve noticed. Maybe weíre in for a better summer than expected.
Finding Nemo is a great start and a wonderful flick.
It is, without a doubt, worth the price of admission.