Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Finding Nemo 3D

Whenever I hear about an old movie being re-released in 3D, my first instinct is to think "what's the point?" But then I attend the movie in question and am blown away by the experience.  That was true for Lion King 3D and it was true for the most recent movie that I've seen in 3D, Finding Nemo 3D. Here's a bit about this movie, in case you're not familiar with it:

Opening Date:                  Friday, September 14th
Rating:                                 G
Synopsis:                Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen in thrilling Disney Digital 3Dfor the first time ever. Teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, this stunning underwater adventure follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould)––who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home to a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, 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.
Before Nemo starts, there's a short Toy Story movie featuring the dinosaur from the Toy Story films. My husband and I both thought this was a really fun little short. However, the 4-year-old that was with us, got a little freaked out by the sounds and the lights.  Then it was on to Finding Nemo.  The scenery looks amazing in 3D- I felt like I was underwater with the characters.   I've always liked Finding Nemo, and it really is even more fun in 3D. Again, the movie was a bit much for the 4-year-old in our group, with the combination of the 3D and the volume of the movie in the big theater, and she didn't make it all the way through the movie.

So, if you have sensitive little ones, maybe skip the big theater experience. But for adults and older kids who love Finding Nemo, this is a a well-done and fun way to see the movie, whether it's for the first or 31st time! 

Disclosure: I received passes to attend this movie. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.