Pacific Place Theater bathroom, Canon EOS 20D w/50mm f1.8 prime
This photo is from the woman's bathroom in the Pacific Place Theater in downtown Seattle, where we went and saw Shark Tale last night with the kids.
Shark Tale is a strange movie. On the whole I can't say it was a great film, a particularly funny film, or even a particularly entertaining film. The visual effects and animation are really cool, but only about 1/5 of the jokes got a laugh from the audience (although there are a few good punch lines). I found it to be basically kind of boring (but visually stimulating), but I'm still going to recommend it to everyone, because I got a kick out of one of the film's themes.
Essentially, it's about a sissy shark who has to "come out" to his dad (the shark mob godfather), and in the end his dad learns to love him for who he is. OK, so he comes out as a vegetarian and a cross-dresser (he cross-dresses as a dolphin), but it's at best a thinly-veiled message about homosexuality and being different, and for that I'll overlook its weaknesses. Of course, it's also full of negative cultural stereotypes and shallow characters, but I hope lots of kids see it anyhow (after all, they'll hardly notice as they're saturated with that crap every day). I hope it stirs up some fundamentalist fury, too (remember the huff about the Tinkie Winkie, the "gay" Teletubby?), because I'm twisted and think it's funny.
And there you have my first-ever film review. I know, I should keep my day job.
Posted by Dawn at October 17, 2004 11:31 AM
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