Finding Nemo

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  1. Baptist Believer

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    Just got home from seeing this movie!

    Pixar has done it again. It's beautiful and amazing to watch just for the computer graphics and it has a good story about a father and son trying to find each other.

    And it is hysterically funny. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Remember to stay for the credits. There are a few surprises in store for those who wait.
     
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    I saw it tonight, too. It's not often that I go to a movie on opening night. In fact, it had been nearly six months since I'd been to the cinema at all!

    I love love loved Finding Nemo! Beautifully animated, and the story was fun and touching.
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    Thanks Guys! Jim is taking Nick to see it today! I'll tell them about waiting for the credits.

    Diane
     
  4. mimi

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    I took my family Friday night to see finding nemo but they were all sold out of tickets. :(

    Connie
     
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    Yep. You're probably going to have to buy your tickets ahead of time.

    I went to a 10:45pm showing Friday night (to avoid watching with the youngest crying children) and it was packed.
     
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    Will watch it when it comes out on video. Still can't open the door of a theater (too much baggage from being raised a card-carrying pharisee) :rolleyes:

    I am finding these "kids" animated movies (like Ice Age) are really designed for folks MY AGE! Sounds like Nemo is another in the Chicken Run genre!
     
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    You're right.

    Pixar is very good at created fun at two levels -- one level for the kids with goofy humor and another for the adults with clever wordplay and unusual situations.

    This movie may actually be more fun for adults than kids because adults will understand the sidekick character's problem with having no-short term memory better than the kids. [​IMG]

    I saw it in a theatre packed with teens and adults of all ages and everyone seemed to be roaring with laughter at the good clean fun.

    And the computer animation is amazing. The scenes in Sydney Harbor (above water) are amazingly realistic. :eek:
     
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    Me too! My son missed much of the lingo for it was over his head in Finding Nemo.

    Many of the preschool aged children cried during the saddest parts and I heard several telling mommy and daddy they were scared and wanted to go home. As expected from Pixar, the color was grand and the plot was worthy.

    The target age was not as advertised - or as Bob most eloquently spoke it: this movie was really designed for folks MY AGE! ;)

    PJ
     
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    I've come to believe that Pixar makes movies for adults that kids can enjoy, too.
     
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    I'm aking the kids tonight! Thanks for the reviews.
     
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    If it's available for your local theatre(s), you may want to buy your tickets online so they don't sell out before you get there.

    If you've never done that before, you can usually do it through the theater sites (like AMC's site) or moviefone.com
     
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    [​IMG] PJ
     
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    Quote from Dr. Bob:
    I'm with you on this one Dr. Bob.

    My guess though, is that the world doesn't check to see what's on the marquee - if Dan Todd were to enter the theatre - it's the fact that I would be entering the theatre that get their attention - and I don't believe that attention would be positive. (This is my GARBC upbringing speaking out.)

    [It also may be the old red sox syndrome - if you are told from the time you are a child that wearing red sox is a sin - you will still have a problem wearing red sox even if/and when you realize that there is nothing inherently wrong with wearing red sox.]
     
  14. Baptist Believer

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    That’s very sad. (I’m not being mocking or condescending at all here!)

    Have you publicly made a stand that all movies are wrong? If so, do you think you have stated a false position?

    If you believe you have stated a false position, don’t you think that the right thing to do is to admit to everyone that you’ve set up a false legalism and then live according to your convictions?

    Think about Peter who received the vision regarding the clean and unclean in (I believe) Acts 10. He understood that he was holding to a false perspective and he changed. (Of course he sometimes backslid as recorded in Galatians when Paul had to publicly scold him.)

    This may be a good opportunity to lead by example. :D
     
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    Well, no problem with tickets, theatre was about 25% full. I gotta say, I didn't think it was that great of a movie. Listening to Ellen DeGeneres annoying voice for 2 hours was a downer and I guess I had real high expectations. Also typical of movies, the Dad was a weakling who was always giving up, thank goodness there was a woman along to keep him going or the son would never be saved. There were some laugh out-loud parts, but sorry folks, I'd give it 2 stars out of 5.
     
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    Finding Nemo is hysterical! I saw it on Tuesday with my dad and am going alone on Saturday! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    And, see, I saw it completely differently. I saw a Dad who had seen his wife and children get killed, then left to raise a mildly disabled child, doing what he knew to do, given his tragic history and struggles with keeping his child safe. I think it really rang true that the father would be overprotective of his son, just given the cicumstances of the rest of the family's death, and even more overprotective because of Nemo's little fin - I'm sure we've all seen parents do that with their disabled kids, not let them try certain things that they'd probably be just fine doing, and the kids being like, "Come on, let me do it!" The parent only sees it in terms of "this is what my kid doesn't do," but it's the only way to be the kid has ever known.

    I saw a scarred, overprotective dad go out of his comfort zone to save his only son, which is pretty awesome. And overcoming his fears and finally realizing that his son can do a lot more than he (dad) thinks he can and letting him do it. Also, a son realizing that, no, he can't do everything and probably does need the protection of his parent, at least for a while, and that there are some things parents know better than their kids.

    That was the other thing I thought was very well done, and I didn't even think about it until later - Nemo's little fin. It wasn't a huge plot point (except in the father's being over-overprotective because of it and when Nemo got stuck in the - well, I don't want to give it away for those who still want to see it), but it was consistently there. It wasn't a story about a kid overcoming a handicap, really - it was just the way he was, and he dealt with it. So much of the time, a disabled character's journey has only to do with their disability, and their full characterization isn't realized. Finding Nemo did a great job of including it, but not dwelling on it. It wasn't a movie about the disability, which is always good to see.

    I think it's was the first time there's been a disabled character in an animated film.
     
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    I saw it again today at 2:50 pm CST with my mom. Again, it was hilarious! [​IMG]
     
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    Loved the Sea Gulls.

    Reminded me of Baptists at a pot luck. [​IMG]
     
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    Hardshell,
    There is no such bird called a SeaGull. That is inaccurrate information. There are birds known as Gulls though. I agree with you though. They reminded me of my family at our yearly reunion! [​IMG]
     

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