Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Finding Nemo, Pixar's best film, gets a 3D trailer...

It's not my favorite Pixar film.  That honor goes, on a given day, to either Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, or The Incredibles.  But Finding Nemo may be Pixar's most objectively perfect movie.  It is a distillation of the core Pixar theme: surviving in safety vs. living in danger.  It hits every emotional note and every comedic bit just right and works on two entirely different levels for kids and adults.  Kids find it funny as hell, while adults (especially parents I'd argue) find it moving as hell.  The film is just under nine years old, which means that there is an entire generation of young kids that doesn't even realize that the film has a prologue involving mass murder (a fact hilariously noted in an episode of The Simpsons last year, when Milhouse discovered the horror of the never-seen 'chapter 01' on his DVD).  Allison discovered the movie two years ago, it was the first full-length theatrical feature she ever sat down and watched with us, as well as the first film she wanted to watch multiple times (Allison being Allison, she almost immediately asked where Nemo's mommy was).  So I suppose the question is, will you see the 3D-converted version of Finding Nemo when it debuts in theaters on September 14th, 2012?  And if you have very young children, do you start the film on the first or second chapter when the kids want to watch it?

Scott Mendelson   

1 comment:

Disco Paco said...

If you're skipping the first chapter then you're setting up your child's life up for sheltered disappointment.


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