Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo es la nueva película de animación de Pixar y parece que la gente que ya nos dio tantas satisfacciones lo ha vuelto a conseguir. Mis críticos preferidos, Roger Ebert y James Berardinelli, ya se han pronunciado:

Dice Ebert (que le da 4 sobre 4):

«Finding Nemo» has all of the usual pleasures of the Pixar animation style–the comedy and wackiness of «Toy Story» or «Monsters Inc.» or «A Bug’s Life.» And it adds an unexpected beauty, a use of color and form that makes it one of those rare movies where I wanted to sit in the front row and let the images wash out to the edges of my field of vision. The movie takes place almost entirely under the sea, in the world of colorful tropical fish–the flora and fauna of a shallow warm-water shelf not far from Australia. The use of color, form and movement make the film a delight even apart from its story.

The Pixar computer animators, led by writer-director Andrew Stanton, create an undersea world that is just a shade murky, as it should be; we can’t see as far or as sharply in sea water, and so threats materialize more quickly, and everything has a softness of focus. There is something dreamlike about the visuals of «Finding Nemo,» something that evokes the reverie of scuba-diving.

Y Berardinelli (3,5 sobre 4) comenta:

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As we enter the summer of 2003, Walt Disney Pictures reigns supreme as the distributor of the best animated fare. Yet, less than a dozen years after Beauty and the Beast became the first (and thus far only) animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, Disney’s in-house animated division has degraded to the point where it’s a pale shadow of its former self. However, by acquiring the exclusive North American distribution rights for the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki and by entering into a partnership with Pixar Films, Disney has managed to maintain its position atop the mountain, despite furious challenges from Dreamworks and Fox. Without either of those deals -especially the Pixar one- Disney’s once unassailable position might have been lost.

The movies of the Pixar canon –Toy Story and its sequel, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc.– have all been critical and box office successes. There is no reason to believe things will change with Finding Nemo. Visually, the film is just as jaw-dropping as its predecessors (if not more so). From a narrative standpoint, it’s not quite as ambitious as some of the earlier movies, but it has enough juice to keep things moving for 100 minutes. And, as always, the voice casting is perfect. Throw in a moral, and some nice touches of technical accuracy (that fish keepers will appreciate), and the movie represents the best family film to-date of 2003.


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