Movie Review : Finding Nemo 3D (2012)

And now… that heartwarming movie… comes to us in 3D .. Finding Nemo 3D (2012) !

Synopsis : In this stunning underwater adventure with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo 3D follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould), who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son, who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

What we thought:

Ah, so before you think we are just going to plow straight into the movie, this film was preceded by the newest “Toy Story” short- “Partysaurus Rex” which were really cool and entertaining especially the fun loving, bubble blowing Rex. It involves Rex getting selected for bath time and all of a sudden, a harmless bath turns into a full-blown rave party with electronica, neon as well as strobing lights. Watch the nice mild, Rex turn into a giant sea monster and meet a bunch of new bath time toys. Loved the sequence- totally cool.

Now on to Finding Nemo 3D. The setting, i.e. the deep blue, is already perfect for 3D. The animation is also beautiful. Even though the movie came out in 2003 the animation still looks stunning. In terms of the show itself, Finding Nemo is truly entertaining – I’ve watched it a dozen times and I still find it hilarious and heartwarming.


In Nemo 3D, the characters pop, and unlike in some badly made 3D flicks, you won’t even notice the effects in this one. Good and bad. Some might argue that it was so seamlessly well done, and some might argue that the characters already had heft and weight, did not need the 3D effects in the first place. For me – I liked it. Yes the movie is nine years old so it’s obviously post-converted but it looks like it was made today and the 3D will not hurt your eyes, at all. It was a pleasure to watch.

Final verdict: Finding Nemo is an amazing movie in its own right. Is it worth seeing it in 3D? Well, that depends on your preference. If you don’t care for 3D and you would rather see a new movie in theaters then don’t watch Nemo. If you’re a huge fan of the original, haven’t seen it on the big screen, then the 3D Nemo is guaranteed to knock your socks off.. go watch it!

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