Re-releases are tricky things, even from a trusted group like Pixar and the bright, shiny promise of 3D. For one thing, you’ve seen the movie before, and probably have it at home on DVD if you enjoyed it enough. For another, 3D is blurry and disappointing as often as it’s breathtaking. Is seeing “Finding Nemo 3D” really going to be worth the money?
Surprisingly, it absolutely is.
If you love the movie, this is a chance to see the wonders of its computer-generated ocean in a brand-new and absolutely gorgeous way. If you have vaguely fond memories of the movie, this is a chance to re-experience it in an experience so immersive that you’ll feel like you’re 10 years younger and watching it for the first time all over again.
For both groups, it’s a chance to feel the magic of being a kid again for just a few hours.
If you haven’t seen the fish tale since its initial release, “Finding Nemo” is the tale of a young clownfish who gets kidnapped by divers while on a school trip. While he and his friends work to get free of the fish tank he’s trapped in, Nemo’s worry-prone dad is swimming the ocean trying to find his son and bring him home.
The 3D is crisp, clean and fantastic, and this is coming from someone who’s had the blur problem with more than one movie in the past. You won’t miss a single fish fin or coral frill, and you can still pick out all the little Easter eggs that Pixar loves to throw in to their movies.
In fact, little details pop out even more, particularly the rows of razor-sharp-looking teeth on the sharks and other predatory fish.
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