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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryhoyarbie, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, the scene with the...ahem... HIGH turtle cracks me up...

    "I was like WOAH... and they were like WOAH... and I was like wooooooooaaaah"

    "He's trying to speak to me, I know it!!!"

    Now that cracked me up..

    though, it's hard to say that theat scene will happen exactly like that in the movie...
  2. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D New Member

    Oh, yeah, that's my favorite part in the commercials I've seen!!!!
    My question is....What exactly is the STORY in "Finding Nemo"? Cuz, I've not seen much that points to any sort of plot, so far......
    No offense, Ryan, but once you named the director of Bruce Almighty, all hope was gone of me ever seeing it. I can't STAND Ace Ventura or the Nutty Professor, and I only sorta liked Liar, Liar, (my favorite part being the, "A GOOSE!" outtake), and Patch Adams is myfavorite of the bunch you mentioned, which is saying alot.
    Sorry, Wolfy, I don't watch movies just b/c I think an actor is cute, (although it IS a plus for me), but I actually DID like Hugh Jackman's performance, and since Wolverine's my favorite anyway, (Rogue being 2nd), he's definitely among the reasons for me to see number 2!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's my guess... I've heard the characters on different commercials, and the plot is probably that the two fish are finding the orange fish's son...

    that's all I know...
  4. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    Ha, ha...basically the reason I am, as well!

    I was dragged to the first movie, somewhat kicking and screaming (albeit silently, as I AM the Mom...), because the kids wanted to see "Xmen" so badly, so to me, Jackman was a VERY pleasant surprise, and I enjoyed the young girl who played "Rogue" in her part. I ended up liking the show, but again, not to the point of wanting to return to see it again and again...

    Gosh, I can't remember a movie I have seen more than a couple times (willingly) that I have paid for again and again at the theaters, but then, I have a LONG life's time to try and think of what shows I went to! I have favorites, of course, that I will watch over and over on television or DVD or VHS tape if I am in the mood for them (old musicals and classic movies being my preference), but to pay and see a show again and again...let me think about this one, okay?

    And you're right...I haven't heard much about the plot of "Nemo" either...But it seems like the clownfish's son has been "captured" by humans (probably to become part of someone's sea or salt-water aquarium) and he and that blue fish whose species type escapes me but is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres go on an adventure to rescue him. The "official site" at findingnemo.com kept getting hung up somewhere and I couldn't get in to see what it was about, but the trailer is cute. LOVE the angler fish and all the "light" comments. Great work on the scenes I could get to see, Pixar...
  5. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    Okay...got some info on this "Finding Nemo" movie (thanks to "Disney Adventures" that arrived in the mail today). There wasn't a lot in there, as it is geared toward kids (again, that "flash and go" kind of thing...), but there is a little bit. There will be more in the issue that goes on sale May 27, three days before the movie comes out...

    The movie will take place somewhere around Sydney, Australia, as that is where Nemo's dad and that blue fish are flown with in a pelican's mouth, and you get to learn some sea turtle surf lingo like "Yo! Grab shell, dude!" which means, "Hang on!" (Anyone who ever watched TMNT knew that, though..)

    In the movie little clownfish Nemo is going to his first day of school. It turns out to be quite an adventure in a way that no one expects. While at school in the Great Barrier Reef, he meets several new friends.

    The most popular student is Squirt, a sea turtle. Squirt is a super-cool exchange student who loves extreme sports. He also loves teaching his new Fish School buds surfing lingo.

    The track athlete of the year is Sheldon Seahorse. He is a speedy second-grader who likes to practice the Seaweed Sprint around the reef. If he weren't allergic to water, he might even end up winning one of his races...

    The most mischeievous is Tad, a butterfly fish. Tad was voted most Likely to Sped Time in the Principal's Office. He pulls lots of pranks, such as scaring poor Pearl to make her "ink."

    Pearl, a flapjack octopus, is the Fish School yearbook editor. She cut printing costs on the yearbooks by 20 percent by using her own ink.

    Nemo, the clownfish, is the class clown. He was almost voted Most Likely to Bring His Dad to the Prom. He had this category in the bad -- or the net...

    Seems that Nemo, with his dad and pals watching, gets caught by a fisherman's net and is taken away. Thus the amazing adventure begins...

    That's the jist of the information in the Disney Adventures magazine. Hope it helps a little bit...
  6. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    oh finding nemo..who cares......now i have a headache...

    okay people since no one didn't talk about bruce almighty, i'm assumming you don't want to see this movie since everyone is talking about finding nemo. okay moving on.....

    x-men 2. some of you were talking about this earlier so i'll bring it up. do you think it'll be good? think it might be more of a talky story and not enough action?

    well for me, i'll go se this movie, but it does look like this movie might be more talk than action like the first one was. i want the sentinels instead of brian cox as stryker, the would be nemesis of wolverine....

  7. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    That has to be without a doubt, the STUPIDEST character concept Disney has ever built. A SEAHORSE THAT IS ALLERGIC TO WATER?!?! COME THE FRIG ON PEOPLE!!! I've seen many less-than-top quality Disney characters before, but that just takes the cake.

    :mad: :boo: :mad:

  8. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    next we'll see birds allergic to air....


  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    A 6-foot canary, a pig that loves a frog, and a bear that lives in a big blue house, but has no paying job - all of these are just as ludicrous as a seahorse with a water allergy. Who even knows how far they take that gag. I think some people have been out to dislike the film even before the teaser was released. No, it probably won't be Monsters Inc, but why does it have to be? Let's just wait and see. This is why some directors guard their films and don't give much away until you see it. Films and characters are hard to sum up in a couple of sentences. I'm sure some of your favorite Muppets would seem stupid with just a picture and a brief description. Let's not forget how tired the Toy Story premise was. We've all seen toys come to life a billion times, but Pixar pulled it off. I think Nemo will be an interesting journey at the very least. I might not give every film 5 stars, but Pixar hasn’t made a bad one yet. :excited:
  10. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    yes even though the premise is iffy on Nemo..i am looking forward to seeing it....i hope it is tastefully done as the other pixar films (as tasteful as animation can get...which is more than some people think:) ) so even though i kind of mock it i am highly anticipating it!

  11. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    I don't think the examples you stated are on the same level really. I mean, all of them exist in an air-breathing environment, and none are allergic to air (good example Sarah). But to have something allergic to its natural element is just inane to me. It would mean that that thing would be in a perpetual state of allergic reaction.

    I don't think I would feel the same about the aforementioned scenarios if I heard them in brief, being they are all things that could be imagined in a creative mind. But the fish that is allergic to water, that's just dumb to me. I am curious to see how he maintains life though, so I guess the brief description served its purpose.

    Like I said before, I am going to see the film with a very open mind, as I do with all Disney films (lets not forget that it is Disney, and thus they have the ultimate influence over the whole shee-bang). I'm just not digging whats being offered so far (and if this films director is sitting on a masterpiece, he is guarding its greatness extremely well). Hopefully when I see it everything will change.

    But, I guess I'm the weird one; I didn't care for Monsters Inc., and loved the concept for Toy Story despite its over use.

  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The fillm is about a couple of characters searching for their friend. What's so iffy about that? The premise of the film reminds me of the classic Hope and Crosby "Road To.." movies. I find the underwater setting pretty interesting. It's also quite a technical challenge. I just don't get the criticism. :concern:

    I think a seahorse with a sinus problem or under water allergy is kind of funny. The criticism on it is just splitting hairs to me when you take into account that fish can't talk. :rolleyes:
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    hmm i'm not sure what's iffy about it...ever since i saw the first trailer i could see why people wouldn't like it...of course i loved it...the trailer alone made me crack up for five minutes

    i think some people don't like it because it is a new concept...something differant from the other pixar movies....a different direction.

  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ooooh! I thought of a funny. :D If the film does turn out to be a "Road To" type movie I hope it doesn't turn out to be "Fishtar". (ducks) :o

    I have faith that the film will be one of the more entertaining films of the season. :excited:
  15. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    Frogboy said...
    Actually, the film is about a father and his friend who are looking for the father's son, who was kidnapped (fishnapped?) by humans when he was at school with his friends.

    I don't really see what's so "Road to..." about that. More like one of those "Lifetime" movies, or one of those reality things that the stations jump on so quickly, like that movie about Jessica Lynch that NBC is hoping to do in the next couple months, with or without her permission...

    Speaking of movies for various seasons, did anyone happen to see one called "Santa vs the Snowman"? It is by the same people who put out "Jimmy Neutron," but more along the "Thumb Wars" kind of thing when it comes to humor...it only shows at Imax theaters, so I really don't want to miss this one...anyone?

    Oh, and Frogboy, are you going to be watching the Bob Hope special tonight? Nice that they are giving him a 100th birthday present almost 5 weeks prior to his 100th birthday...I always know when my next birthday is...right after Bob's...gosh, does this make me a year older today??

    Happy Easter to all, and Happy Passover to all, too...

    And to those who don't care to celebrate, or their background doesn't have such holidays, I hope you have a really wonderful Sunday, full of sunshine and happiness as well...
  16. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Ah wolfy; shedder of light and happiness throughout all of Muppet Central.

    :D ;)

    (and a Happy Easter, Passover, or Sunday to you too good lady friend.)

  17. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    Awwwww, Matt...you make me blush!

    Hey, anyone else see the X-men special this evening on FOX?

    Pretty interesting. They didn't have me convinced to see the movie at the theater until they showed Alan Cumming's character (Nightcrawler) and all the computer graphic work they had to do with him, plus the fact that he had that darned working tail! I want one of those!! :D

    Kids looked at me funny when I said, "Hmm, still not convinced to see it in the theater" prior to that, though. Thought my teenager was going to choke on his chocolate bunny...

    Grinnin' around the nice cake my hubby baked for me today...
  18. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem New Member

    I want to see it. Of course, there's not many movies I don't want to see...well, I guess that's not true either (ie. The Lizzie McGuire Movie)...whatever. Anyway, I just got my EW summer movie preview and I'm very excited. One of the ones I am most looking forward to is 'Down with Love' with Ewan McGreggor and Rene Zellweger.

    Anyway, I'm also excited to see X-Men.
  19. wolfy

    wolfy Member

    "Down with Love"...

    Is that the one that is supposed to take us back to the days of Rock Hudson and Doris Day-style movies, with someone actually playing the part of a "friend" who is quite similar to Tony Randall's part in the old Rock/Doris films?

    No, I'm not looking forward to any kind of Rock/Doris/Tony remakes. The originals are great; again, why mess with the good stuff?

    And I do have a question: Has ANYone heard any truth to the rumor that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are planning to remake "Casablanca?"

    If they are...Hollywood, take me now! I swear, NO ONE can improve on Bogart and Bergman!!
  20. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    What? No seriously, are you honestly saying there is some rumor that those...people, are going to be reliving the lead roles of Casablanca?

    The rage that is growing inside me is becoming very thick at this moment, and I think that if I don't get off the computer and unleash it somewhere I am going to punch a hole clear through my monitor. Excuse me.

    ...Okay, I'm good now (I was gone for exactly 12 minutes, in case you were wondering). Honest to god, I see the aforementioned remake as a sign of the apocolypse. It would be pinacle of Hollywood's demise, and the beginning of film's total deconstruction of essance (and to think I thought that had already begun). I pray, to whatever may be watching over me, that this does not come to pass. I seriously don't know what I would do if it did, but I know it would be something destructive.


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