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14th Nov 2003, 08:52 pm
Right! Let's see if we can stop this forum being just about standards and other techy things.
I saw Finding Nemo last night. Fantastic - the best film of its type since Shrek, and better than Monsters Inc and the Toy Storys. The colours are amazing, John Ratzenberger makes his obligatory appearence in a Pixar film, and there are quite a few laugh out loud moments.
I tend to be in the minority (uh...) in preferring Shrek to Toy Story and Monsters. Anyone else seen Nemo, and if so, what do you think?
17th Nov 2003, 10:56 am
I took the family to see Finding Nemo last night and we all enjoyed it. The environmental and atmospheric effects are stunning. The water surfaces looked real and the views of Sydney harbour were amazing. However, I thought the story line was a little on the thin side and the characters were not as compelling as those in say Monsters Inc. or Ice Age.
It is amazing how quickly the visuals in these CGI movies are improving. There was a big hoo-ha about Shrek when it was due for release and I can remember being a bit disappointed when I actually saw it. I think Pixar have adopted a visual aesthetic that better matches the current limitations of CGI and they tend to focus on the things that can be done well. What lets many of these films down for me is the humans. Pixar have gone for a consistent styling; the Toy Story humans are the same as the Finding Nemo humans. The problem is that while their environments become more real, the humans remain relatively unchanged.
Of course, ths kids didn't notice any of that and only complained when the popcorn ran out :D
17th Nov 2003, 04:53 pm
I'd agree with you about the humans. The point where they are introduced into Pixar films is the point where you get jolted away from the fantasy of everything else. It's all well and good having a house stlye, but they need to get better on this. But, as you said, the colours, lighting and water effects (especially in the whale's mouth) are absolutely stunning.
If you've got a R1 DVD player, you can get it on a 2 disc set for £15.99 from play.com
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