Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Pixar have done it again.

Well, actually they did it again about seven years ago.

In fact, I nearly went to see this film at the cinema upon its UK release in October 2003, but I didn't. I forgot Finding Nemo and spent the next six years just trying to find the time. Now that it's January 2010 in my living-room however, well, try and stop me.

Finding Nemo is funny, warm, has a good easy-to-follow story, and looks like 94 million bucks. It's packed with perfectly executed sequences, that are as funny as they are exciting.

All the characters are endearing, particularly Crush the sea turtle (above), whose central message of taking a few risks in life is one that Disney doesn't come out with very often. I do think they could have tempered that lesson a bit - neither Nemo nor Marlin learns to disintinguish between dangerous and too dangerous - but overall the whole thing is inspiring.

Those seagulls are genius too.

I'd forgotten just how great animated movies can be.

What a find.

With thanks to Herschel.


4 comment(s):

At 9:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked it a bunch too-particularly the bits where the animals discussed the dentist's procedures, and the "AA" meetings for the sharks.

At 10:00 am, Blogger Steve Goble said...

Thanks Pastrami!

At 3:38 pm, Anonymous Rhett said...

You should watch Up - the most depressing Pixar movie ever made.

At 4:51 pm, Blogger Steve Goble said...

Sounds like it's an ironic name then.


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