Finding Nemo was meant to be an excellent film but it turned out to be the exact opposite. Directed by Andrew Stanton, this film doesn’t do anything it was meant to; it’s a comedy that doesn’t make you laugh, a family film that the whole family won’t like, and the list goes on. When I was sitting in the cinema my hopes were raised by the only good thing in this awful film the computer animation made by Pixar. Their only good point probably made Pixar make one big mistake; they counted on their hi-tech, computer graphics and glowing bright colours of the sea and fish to make the film successful.
It looks like after the non-stop praise about Pixar’s skills in computer animation from previous films such as the ground breaking film Toy Story, they have forgotten that there are other skills involved that made up their big achievements such as the clever dialogue and scenes that were actually funny and didn’t only appear once or twice in what’s meant to be a family comedy. The story line is about a clownfish, Marlin, who annoys his son, Nemo, with his mollycoddling which results in Nemo putting himself in danger and getting lost.
I can imagine the storyline turning into a heart-warming family comedy if only Pixar hadn’t been so foolish to rely so much on computer animation. On the outside, on all the posters and advertisements Finding Nemo seems like a brilliant film that would be fun to watch, which makes the whole experience even worse as your hopes are raised and then brought crashing down to earth. It isn’t only the quality of the animation that fools you but also previous, brilliant Pixar films.
These definitely show the positive gifts Pixar have given throughout the years e. g. Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and many more. So when you sit down with your pop corn to watch finding Nemo you obviously expect the same but the film barely scrapes an ‘OK’. One of the most disappointing things for older viewers who have take the younger children (or just want to watch the film) is that the hidden jokes don’t seem to make you laugh like they used to. It looks like Pixar the special creative spark that made them a hit seems has been put out.
I’m not the only one who is disappointed by this poor excuse for a film; at the end of it I asked two film fanatics, mother and son, Jane (37) and Daniel (8) about the film. Janet said, ‘I miss the non-stop laugh out loud moments that used to fill the room with my own laughter and the children’s too. ‘ Daniel put the film in the exact words I was I was thinking, ‘It’s rubbish. ‘ Let’s just hope that Pixar make their next film twice as good to make up for this ‘rubbish’ film.