So I've decided to keep track occasionally of what movies I've watched recently and my opinion of them. Nothing regular yet, but we'll see where this takes me.
So first on the movie block, a movie I watched just last night with my daughter and fiancee.
Starring such famous voices as Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNiro, and many more.
I started out watching this movie, thinking it would be along the lines of The Reef and Finding Nemo but was pleasantly surprised.
The main little fish, Oscar (voiced by Will Smith) is a cleaner at the local Whale Wash and he accidentally happens across the body of the son of the Boss Big White Shark, Don Lino (Robert DeNiro) who is a sort of mafia-godfather type character.
Being a nobody, Oscar makes it look like he killed the shark, to give himself a name and a presence, so that he can feel important.
He befriends the outcasted great white Lenny (Jack Black) who was kicked out of the "shark mafia family" due to his being a vegetarian, and only eating kelp. Lenny disguises himself as a dolphin and stays with Oscar and his friend Angie (Renee Zellweger). Turns out, Angie is in love with Oscar, but doesn't like his new fame and what he does with it.
In the end, the truth about the shark's death comes out, Angie and Oscar hook up, and Lenny is re-accepted by his father. Along with quite a few other little plot twists and funny moments.
All in all, a great movie that was pleasingly but not boringly simple, and fun to watch. Very cute and good plot. Shows that fame and money aren't everything, sometimes all you really want and need is what is right in front of you.