In Shark Tale
, a film by Dreamworks
, we encounter a story of a fast-talking little hustler fish [named Oscar and voiced by Will Smith] , who has been able to fin-agle his way out of trouble- until now. After taking credit for being a hero [fictionally kills a shark], Oscar starts living the good life. But, if he can’t live up to his reputation, he knows the tide will turn against him again.
After viewing the trailer [click here
] I am not all that amped on the next Dreamworks picture. The ocean setting has already been done [very successfully I might add] by the movie Finding Nemo
, so the atmosphere in which Shark Tale
takes place is nothing new. The major differences come with the use of color.
The film seems to have a knack on having the most vivid colors [this film would look sweet on a DLP projection or on a Xbrite monitor] for the screen palette. This may give it some edge over Finding Nemo
but the story seems to falter on silliness.
Best Aspects:Tons of Color, Dreamworks, A Cast that Includes Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli, and More., Has an Earlier Release of October 2
In The Incredibles
, a film by Disney/Pixar
, we meet Bob Parr, who used to be Mr. Incredible. But now, fifteen years later, Bob and his wife (another superhero) have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he’s a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his change when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment.
looks like a great film with a wonderful plot involving out-of-date superheroes. Along with this, and judging by the trailer [click here
], the film has a great sense of style and rendering of its characters. We expect to encounter chauvinistic, egotistic, and even homemaker superheroes in this film. This film also looks to have more adult humor than Shark Tale
which is a relief to the older generations who have come to love the new medium of animation.
Best Aspects:Great Characters, Pixar, A Cast that Includes Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Lee., More Action, More Adult Humor
Conclusion:Even though Shark Tale has the advantage of early release and a large cast, The Incredibles looks to offer a better story aimed at a larger age span. The film also has two exceptional additions in Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Lee. Therefore, we choose The Incredibles as the victor in this face off.
*These are not film reviews, just predictions on which film will be better than the other.