10 December 2008 | slpaulos
A young clown fish is separated from his father who then decides to venture off on an embarking journey in finding his son.
Pixar, the creator of Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, and A Bug's Life, has yet successfully brought to the table another heart-warming film: Finding Nemo (2003). This family movie brings joy, excitement and comedy to its audience with an intriguing plot and unique characters. It has much to offer for all types of people and has instilling values for all.
Director Andrew Stanton portrays this animated movie in an exclusive way. Clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks), a widowed parent, and son Nemo (Alexander Gould), peacefully live together under the sea. On Nemo's first day of school, he defies his father and goes off to investigate a boat. He is scooped up by scuba divers and Marlin desperately swims off to find his son. Along his way, he comes across a blue tang fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), who has short-term memory loss. She offers to help Marlin and they set off on a quest to find Nemo. Later they discover that their journey becomes dangerous with deadly angler fish, sharks, and hazardous jellyfish. Meanwhile, Nemo has ended up in a dentist office's fish tank in Sydney, Australia where he meets some colorful characters. When Nemo is informed of his father and Dory's expedition he develops an escape plan with some help from his new gang, to reunite with his father.
This G rated film is exceptional for both the young and old. Its gentle storytelling will have adults and parents finding it delightful and kids of all ages will appreciate its creativity and characters. Pixar has done an astonishing job with this movie, making it appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Finding Nemo takes computer animation to the next level with its countless colorful scenes and imagination. The plot shows marvelous wonders along with some risky environments leaving viewers with a captivating theme. The movie runs for an allotted time of 100 minutes and even has a voice over appearance of Geoffrey Rush. The film offers various literary and cinematic elements to help depict it. There is a key protagonist and an antagonist that both feed into the conflict. The movie is portrayed by specific lighting and music that enhance the different settings in the ocean. When it is darker there is more suspenseful music playing and low-key lighting, and when it is lighter there is more upbeat music and high-key lighting. The camera shots in this film show some significance towards the rendering of the plot using various angles such as low, high and eye-level. Symbolism plays a vital role that helps Marlin and Dory on their quest in looking for Nemo, such as the diver goggles. There is also an important theme that comes from this animation that can be heard by all.
Rating it with an "A-," this movie should be seen by everyone. Finding Nemo truly is a gratifying and touching film that has much to present with some inspiring ideas and appeals to a wide audience. You will be satisfied when Pixar takes you through this enchanting other world.