Disneycember! Finding Nemo

(122 votes, average 4.75 out of 5)
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  • MrOreoMan
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    this is one of my favorite pixar films. I think maybe walle and toy story 3 are the only ones that are better. And this was a good review.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Haon
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    Hey. Shut up.
  • HandsAcrossTheFeet
    A lot of people hate on me for saying this, but I really didn't like WALL-E. I admired the animation, but it didn't have much else going for it. None of the characters were very developed, a lot of the twists and turns were stolen from other movies, almost every character annoyed me... it was just not the kind of movie I enjoy.
  • Sgt. Swatter  - Kept waiting for that "but"
    I guess I can tell which movie franchise is his favorite. Not my favorite, but still an awesome movie. Twenty years from now, I'll show this to my kids.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • BiroZombie
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    The movie wasn't that bad, but unfortunately, at the time, I just became tired of people going crazy over how great it was, and how many advertisements there were for it on TV.
  • albinotanuki
    Douchey McNitpick: DOH, YOU MADE A FUCK-UP! DARLA ISN'T THE DENTIST'S DAUGHTER; SHE'S HIS NIECE!

    Eh hem. Sorry about that. Anyways, I pretty much agree with everything you said about the film.
  • alex251960  - Lol
    Ya beat me to the punch, but I think you also had a fuck up. It's not "DOH" it's "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! !!!"
  • LOLZER
    You beat me to it. Thought the same thing as soon as he said it.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • JBrodah  - nice video
    great review next up the incredible's
  • DarknessFallz  - Hmm
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    Never saw this movie but always wanted to - nice vid
  • albinotanuki
    You should definitely see it. Its awesome.
  • musiclover9293
    I love this move. I also thing that the opening is very dark for a Disney movie. But that's why I love it so much. By the way, I think someone is going to say this but Darla is not his daughter. It's his niece. Other then that, well done.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • PizzaCab
    Favourite Pixar movie :) and I agree with pretty much everything you said. Finding Nemo is one of those movies that just get better as you get older.

    I can see what you mean about the over-use of dialogue in some areas, but it never really bugged me. I always loved the writing in this film, actually. Well, I do in every Pixar film, but I really liked how dramatic it would get at times, as you pointed out. The characters are a big highlight in this movie for me. Even the side characters who get very little screen time can be memorable, like the blue fish in the dentist's tank who thought her reflection was her sister 'Flo.'

    And I also love the father and son aspect of it. I find many father/son stories are about the stoic father and the son trying to prove himself, but Finding Nemo isn't like that.

    One of my favourite movies, period.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Eleanor  - Shark Tale
    By the way Pixar and Dream works dd it again! The both brught out simular movies, at nearly the smae time! Finding Nemo (Disney-Pixar) and Shark Tale (Dream Works Animantion)! Sorry, had to put that in there!

    My favorite Charater/s in this are the seagulls, I love that line they always say!! "Mine!" Me and my sister used to drive each other crazy with it, as well as our parents!
  • CyborgPrince
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    Yeah, but Shark Tale didn't get very good reviews. It still did well at the box office though.
  • Dark_Montana
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    I still love this movie even after watching it 3 times a day while babysitting my nephews. Now that's difficult to do
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • TheAngryAnimeAddict
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    I didn't really care for the "tank life" scenes in this movie. I loved the scenes with Marlin and Dorry though.

    I always thought the opening was unbeilvably depressing and dark. Even though his wife and all of his kids were murdered off-screen, that doesn't make it any less brutal. It also made me feel a connection more to Marlin then Nemo. Him being over-protective of his son is understandable. Nemo to me, was kinda a bland. Just giving him a "lucky fin" and labeling him a "misfit" or "just a kid" didn't really sell it for me. The heart of this movie to me, was always with the father character. Even as a kid, I didn't care for Nemo as much as I did the Marlin.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • TheAntWarrior
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    I haven't seen this film since I was a kid... I wanna watch Finding Nemo now!
  • dclark
    O.O
    he touched the butt.....
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • CJ-1  - Voices
    I was surprised when I heard Ellen DeGenres was the role of Dory.

    I was even MORE surprised when the director HIMSELF was the voice of CRUSH!
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Vismutti
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    Nemo seriously needs more loooove! Well, I guess the problem might be that in a way it's more like a film for adults rather than children. Not that it can't be watched by children but... you know.

    Btw, being gay doesn't really stop you from playing straight characters. x) I know Stephen Fry has done it. I know you didn't mean that, just saying. It just makes the point better, though. I agree, I like it that they didn't force the romance. Nothing against romance, it's just... overused. And it's just nice to see people being able to be happy even without a romantic interest. (As traumatic as his loss was.)
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • PZilla
    I remember when I saw Finding Nemo. I said "OK, that is Pixar's masterpiece. They will NEVER top it". Well....they've topped it quite a few times since then, lol.

    But Finding Nemo is still amazing. I love everything about it. It is so imaginative and fun that it is just awesome.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • lilbird
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    Like with Monsters, Inc., this is one of the top five Pixar movies that is a household favorite. I think it might actually be number one, if not number two. I really do enjoy this film, but... I'm not exactly sure why. I don't know if it's the numerous adventures Marlin takes with Dory (my favorite scene being with the angler fish), if it's Nemo in the fishtank with the crazy (but loveable) fish, if it's the fact it's a story about a father looking for his son... I really don't know why I love this film.

    I really, really wish you would talk about the visuals more. A lot of hard work went into this film in making sure the water looked realistic, the fish tank could cast reflections realistically, and that the fish could look realistic while still keeping their expressions: they called it the "gummy" look. I think they had to rewrite/create a few programs while making this film, I'm not entirely sure, but they hadn't completely rewritten the whole software, not until Brave. Still, this really was phenomenal at the time of its release, and it's still rather impressive, though I'm noticing it's starting to age a little.

    But hey, it's because of the success of Finding Nemo that Andrew Stanton was more confident on working on WALL-E, which is one of my personal favorite Pixar films. I'm a bit nervous about what you have to say, though, since I tend to have some issues about people taking something else away from the movie than what it was really about. (That's just me, though.)
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Pigquet
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    When this first came out when I was a kid it was instantly my FAVORITE Pixar movie, mostly because of the pretty colors and jokes. Now that I'm older my favorites have changed to the Toy Story Trilogy and WALL*E, for probably obvious reasons.

    But that doesn't mean I don't think this one is good anymore. Its still got a fantastic lesson and characters, and its visually STUNNING. Still one of my favorites, and I'm actually considering seeing it in theaters since I never did the first time. Can you imagine those colors and visuals on the big screen? Excited!
  • lithiumgreen
    Still one of Pixar's finest works. This is one of those rare animated movies where the animation and colors really lend themselves well to the story. I can't imagine another movie studio that could have made Finding Nemo even remotely as exhilarating as Pixar did (I'm looking at you, Dreamworks and Shark Tale!). Even at almost ten years of age, this movie's CG still holds up strong. Superb work!
  • Guild Navigator
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    Finding Nemo was a breath -no,a blast- of fresh air after Monsters Inc. Some of the sequences -particualrly the underwater currents one- are just breathtaking. This is a movie I'd give anything to send it back in time to my 7-year old self (when I was osessed with all things sea-related). And they could not have chosen a better actor to voice Marlin than Albert Brooks.

    Is the movie perfect? Mmm,no. Some moments are a little 'too' Disney and -like Doug said- sometimes some of the dialogue is redundant. But who cares? Some months ago my kid and I hugged and cheered when Marlin and Nemo reunited. There is no better testament to what makes a movie great.

    Thank you,Pixar. Thank you for Finding Nemo.

    Oh,anyone remembers the AWFUL Finding Nemo ripoff Dreamworks relased the next Summer? No? Good...
  • JadedJada
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    You mean that one Dreamworks movie...what was it called? Shark Bait, right? :D
  • BigMac90
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    Finding Nemo is among my top 5 Pixar movies. I think Doug pretty much summed up why.

    There are a lot of characters ("that's a lot of fish"), and they are all very memorable. I particularly like the sharks, the sea turtles, and Willem Defoe's charcter, Gill.
    And like Doug said, the gimmick of Dory's short-term memory loss was done very well, and never got old, and I too like that she didn't hook up with Marlin.
    I also love the seagulls, and their constant shouting of "mine!"

    I liked Marlin's relationship with his son, a well as how both of them grew over the course of the movie.

    The visuals, colors, and music are all beautiful too.

    I also like that there isn't a villain. Darla is jut a little kid - she doesn't know she's killing the fish when she shakes them. She's really just there to ensure that there was a time limit for Nemo's escape.
    The dentist isn't a villain either. He clearly cares about his fish, as he tries protecting them from the pelican, and he actually states that he thought he was saving Nemo.

    Anyway, great review!

    One nitpick though, Doug - Darla is the dentist's niece, not his daughter.
  • TragicGuineaPig
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    About the male-female hookup thing: for one thing, they are different species. If they did hook up, it would be really bizarre. I'm a firm believer in "date within your species."
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Ericho  - I remember this!
    I agree with you on having all these great characters. I think a big story about the ocean is just great. The Earth is two thirds covered in it and yet you don't seem to hear a lot of stories about fish. Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing about Ellen being a lesbian.
  • JadedJada
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    Doug: "Well, maybe it's not as good as, say..."

    Me: ...Toy Story?

    Doug: "Toy Story..."

    ANYONE ELSE NOTICING SOMETHING OF A THEME HERE??? HMMM???

    ...Okay, let's be fair, here. He did give the movie a good review and all, and God knows it wasn't a REQUIREMENT of him to do so (I was considerably relieved to hear he liked Dory; after what he said about Billy Crystal I figured she would be even less up his ally, and she's one of my favorite comedic relief characters ever, so yeah...)

    But seriously, man! We get it! YOU LIKE TOY STORY! That's great, we all do! But this...is getting...a little...bit...REPETITIVE ! I don't usually like to complain on here, but...gaaaah! Let it go!
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • maalbe987  - ^THIS
    Love the review but seriously Doug, stop hammering it in!
  • FishEyenoMiko
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    Watching this, it hit me--This is my favorite Pixar movie. Of course, I love marine life, so that helps. (-:
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Eyeshot
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    I love this movie, too. I don't see a lot of animated flicks in theaters, but I saw this one in a theater and it caught me by surprise. I think the influence of Hayao Miyazaki really shines here, such as how the sharks, who would be obvious villains, aren't villains in the end.
  • 1nfinite_Cros5  - The interesting thing about Finding Nemo is that
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    ...the entire Pixar staff was required to learn about marine biology before making this movie. They had to nail down every single fact about every single animal they introduced in the movie (with one little clown fish exception).

    That, and all the movements of the fish are completely animated realistically like a fish. Underwater scenes in animated movies, beforehand, treated it as space. An empty void that you floated in. In Finding Nemo, the fin propulsions are actually keeping them afloat like a real fish would.

    Insane attention to detail.
  • themanwhokilledhomes
    where can i find the song for the splendor of creation that was in to boldly flee?
  • Mattbrain
    Will you shut up about the damn song already!!!!
  • H Hog
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    Quick, ask again, I don't think anyone saw it the last 18 times.
  • Desotowright
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    I'm one of the people who went nuts for Finding Nemo, it's easily one of the best Pixar films in my opinion. Everything about it hit the spot for me. And this was the movie that took what I think was over five years to make. If anything, it's definitely a visual masterpiece. :)
  • Rynjin
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    I still love this one (though I still love all the Pixar animated films, so whatever).

    I REALLY want to see what he thinks of The Incredibles though, that's probably my favorite of the bunch besides maybe Toy Story (and the sequels, I think they're all equally good so there's no sense of them taking up 3 spots in my top 5).
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