Shark Tale – Edited
Oscar (Will Smith) is a fast-talking little fish who dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar’s story hook, line and sinker and he is showered with fame and fortune. It’s all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar’s tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again.
This was an awesome movie. Pixar always does a great job with animation, but Shark Tale went way beyond any of their other works I have seen so far. The reef that all of the fish lived in was a coral reef with all of the modern additions of downtown New York. The cast was amazing. Never have I seen a bigger star-studded cast. The animators even made the fish look like the people who were doing their voices. If you have children or if you like animated movies, Shark Tale is for you. It was great.
Some Americans of Italian heritage have recently voiced to Dove their objection to “Shark Tale” and “Italian gangster stereotypes for consumption by children.”