The ‘Toy Story’ films may have made Pixar’s name – and a boatload of cash – but it was ‘Finding Nemo’ that really proved how far audiences worldwide were willing to trust their output. Here was a film with no recognisable story elements, no big star voices, no cute toys: and yet it quickly became Pixar’s banner film, the second biggest box office hit of 2003, and the biggest selling DVD of all time.
As with the recent ‘Monsters Inc 3D’, the idea of an extra-dimensional ‘Nemo’ makes perfect sense: on the big screen, it’s so completely immersive you could almost drift away into those teeming coral reefs and distant under-sea horizons. The film itself isn’t quite as note-perfect as some of the studio’s later work – Albert Brooks’s worried Dad Marlon can grate, and the oh-so-soppy ending feels a little flat. But thanks to the 3D, the big scenes are now even more thrilling: the claustrophobic jellyfish forest, the pitch-black bottom-of-the-trench sequence, and best of all those terrifyingly toothy ‘friendly’ sharks.
|Release date:||Friday March 29 2013|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Bob Peterson, Andrew Stanton, David Reynolds|
Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
I'm not sure this really is a 3D film as a couple of times the film looked so flat that I took off my 3D glasses and noticed no difference. So perhaps it should be advertised as 2 1/2D. The colour looks amazing and at times the film is truly immersive but like many films converted from 2 to 3D it just doesn't quite hack it when compared to a modern made for 3D animation. If you haven't seen the film before or have kids that haven't it is well worth a viewing. However if you have and are one of the many who own this on DVD or Blueray I am not sure it is worth the money to see it again in 3D especially if you are looking at £ 40 for a family of 4 to see this in 3D. A good 3 star film but the bar has been raised considerably since this came out on what makes a good 4 star film.