Finding Nemo Reviews
The Concept balances between two plots. The first plot is about Marlin and Dory navigating the ocean while coming across colorful characters as well as grave dangers in order to find Nemo. The other plot is about Nemo getting help from a group of fish to escape a fish tank to get back home as well as avoiding being given away to Darla. Both plots work great together and every scene is paced perfectly with enough time to show and establish everything you see on screen. They also take full advantage of the idea of a movie taking place in the ocean with adding many elements that are unique to the underwater world.
The Characters are one too many to count but they are all Memorable and each have a moment to shine when the time is right. Nemo is adventurous and full of heart. I like how they give him an arc of learning to be dependent and not rely so much on others for help. Marlin will surely be relatable to a lot of parents because of how he has to learn to let go of his son. Dory is loveable, funny and really good for challenging Marlin's character sometimes. Gill is possibly the most complex character in the movie just for how he almost seems like a leader but is actually flawed and sometimes puts himself before others. There are many other memorable characters that are also loveable like Bruce and Mr Ray but it would take too long to explain all of them.
The Animation is beautiful and really colorful. This movie came out in 2003 and it's still surprising how much the animation still holds up. The colors really play a big part in the visuals to show emotion or how lovely or dangerous an environment is. Speaking of which, every environment our characters visit is created with the greatest attention to detail and given a lot of personality. Everything in the ocean from the Great Barrier Reef to the East Australian current is just outstanding to look at and even the Fish tank has lot of personality as well. I also love how a majority of the movie is set in Sydney Australia and how they included many details that are usually found in that area.
The Music was this time done by a different composer named Thomas Newman and his score is probably some of the most memorable and amazing music i've ever heard from a Pixar movie.
Every bit of music captures the emotion of every scene and a lot of it is so catchy that I bet a lot of it is still stuck in my head. The Music can range from soft and somewhat bouncy to loud and dramatic depending on the scene.
This movie has left a huge impact on my life and it just keeps getting better and better with every viewing. It's one of the few movie that I can claim is perfect and that's all thanks to it's adventurous story that is fun and action packed, Extremely Lovable characters, Great animation and a memorable music score. It's been one of my favorite movies since childhood and even today it's still all that and a lot more. (A+)
There are some good things about the movie like the animation being great, it's creativity,and Dory.
But unfortunately, the film does have a lot of flaws.
Them being that the story is generic, most of the fish designs look the same, Marlin is cliched in concept, Nemo, his friends and teachers are just generic , the human characters would've been great if not for that pesky brat,and the subplots and some of the side characters come out of nowhere(Which is why the sharks in the movie are great characters being put to waste.).
This might sound a bit harsh, but can a earnest critic give a 10|10 to a fim that says "Ships have butts." and mentions farting?
But hey, I'd still take this over FREAKING DEATH.