Film #78: Finding Nemo (2003)

woj-finding-nemo_-1080p-4directed by: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
language: English
length: 100 minutes
watched on: 7 January 2013 (for at least the sixth time though!)

I can’t remember what my site policy was about films I’ve seen before. But let’s see… I like this film, enough to have watched it, as I say, at least six times. It was one of the movies I selected on the plane when I was trying to get to sleep, but I ended up too interested in what’s happening to actually drop off.

It’s very good. But just to focus perhaps on some negatives, I do find Dory a bit annoying sometimes (this has become a talking point recently, I think), and Ellen Degeneres can be a bit whiny playing her. I kept coming up with negatives in terms of the credibility or realness of the way the fish move and things like that (eg, don’t sharks have to keep moving forwards?), and I had to remind myself a couple of times that I’m watching a film about talking fish. The details don’t really matter that much.

Anyway, I did hear more recently that there’s going to be a sequel called Finding Dory. I have to say, that sounds a bit dire. I guess I don’t really see what they can do without rehashing the existing story, and I think I sort of expect it to be a parade of characters we’ve already met in the first movie, which just won’t be interesting. So they’re going to have to come up with new and inventive characters if they’re going to impress me. But will I at least see it, whenever it comes out? Certainly.


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