I know, I know, I’m late to the party.
But better late than never right?
I have to say that when I first heard they were making “Finding Nemo” into a 3D movie, I groaned. I have been finding that the movie industry has recently been adding “3D” to each and every movie, just to make it seem better -and for many films, it isn’t better – it just gives me a migraine as I walk out of the theatre. At the same time, the entire electronic entertainment business seems to be taking up this trend, with 3D televisions for your home, for example, without considering the consequence of watching this type of entertainment in the long term. I mean, it’s one thing to watch it once in a while, but everyday in your home? That must mess up your brain in unknown ways…but more on that in other posts…
I truly enjoyed Finding Nemo the first time it was released, and the one that was recently released, Finding Nemo 3D, blew my mind.
Yes I realize I sound like I am contradicting myself, but I am not. I did not say ALL movies should not be 3D, I said that too many are – and Finding Nemo 3D is an example of a successful 3D movie. Disney Pixar have done it again. In fact, I will go so far to say that they have outdone themselves.
I love Nemo. There I’ve said it, I’m a big child, but I’m not ashamed because I know many of you are as well! I love Nemo. I love the movie, I laughed the first time I saw it and I rolled off my chair laughing at the 3D version.
The animators at Disney Pixar must have worked overtime on this one. It was amazing – A M A Z I N G. It actually FELT as if you were drawn into the undersea splendour of the Reef and the various corners and crevices of the sea, the colours were vibrant, the light rippled as it truly does underwater, little bits of sea fluff flew at your face and the colours and textures just JUMPED from the screen. I was more excited about this than I have been about any 3D movie in a long, long, long time.
I mean it was SO well done, you saw the scales on the fishes gleaming, the gills on the fish moving in and out as they breathed, the coral had a eerily realistic translucency, the textures of the turtle shells were amazing, the textures on and in the blue whale were mind-blowing and the depth of vision throughout the movie was absolutely spectacular.
Something I noticed that was probably a personal plus for me was the texture of the shark skin! A few years ago, I swam with the sharks at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica (are you crazy? That was not my idea – look towards the crazy Luv Luv). One of the most fascinating things I found was that the skin on the top of the sharks were rough, but the bottoms (belly) of the sharks were smooth. Apparently, shark skin is an extension of their teeth – they are made of the same material! In Finding Nemo 3D, I looked for this specifically to see how closely Disney Pixar payed attention. I felt pleasantly surprised as I listened to “Fish are friends, not food”, and stared at a rough upper skin and smooth lower skin of the three sharks that were trying to convince Marlin and Dory that they were indeed their friends. I was overjoyed. I know. Dumb, but I truly was! I would have even told my husband except that he was sleeping next to me in the theatre (I KNOW HOW RUDE!!).
So, my advice to you Nemo lovers, and to you 3D doubters is to try this one. It’s an amazing movie to notice the small subtleties of the sea, to celebrate what 3D should truly be and to re-live Nemo and Marlin’s adventures in a brand new way with your family.
Go on, it was released on September 14th in theatres near you, so go on over, enjoy your evening and please do re-visit this blog and let me know what you thought!