Sunday, February 11, 2007

THE REEF aka SHARKBAIT aka PI'S STORY - a stinker by any other name would smell as rotten

Rob Schneider derp de derp. Derp de derpity derpy derp. Until one day, the derpa derpa derpaderp. Derp de derp. Da teedily dumb. From the creators of Der, and Tum Ta Tittaly Tum Ta Too, Rob Schneider is Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb. Rated PG-13.As much as I hate the liberal earnestness of a movie like HAPPY FEET, there's something equally annoying about a kids movie with the moral center and profundity of a Sweet Valley High novel. THE REEF is a poorly animated CGI movie from South Korea featuring a series of mediocre voice talent who use the word "dude" too much. The plot sees a Nemo-esque cute fish seek refuge in a protected Reef after his family becomes sushi. He falls for a cute fish called Cordelia (Evan Rachel Wood in a career mis-step) but in true Karate Kid form, she is the preferred date of a bullying tiger shark. So, little Pi has to stand up to the mean shark in order to save his chick, with the help of a hard-as-nails turtle voiced by the embodiment of cinematic evil, Rob Schneider. Presumably, really small kids will be thrilled enough by the mere concept of animated talking fish but for anyone else, I suspect, intense boredom awaits.

THE REEF was released in South Korea in July 2006 and is currently playing in the UK. It opens in the Czech Republic on February 22nd and in the Netherlands on April 25th.


  1. well, i undrestant that everyone is open to their opinions but to be honest i have almost passed my teenage years and movies such as happy feet are great, fun, and interesting not only for little kids and it is not as boreing as you may think to most people. I have not seen The reef but i doubt it is as bad as you claim it is. i also have seen Nemo and i like it, i do have a little sister therefore i know these movies but i enjoy watching it with her.

  2. The Movie was Made for Little kids.
    My daughter loves the movie, therefor it has done what it was meant to do and that is be entertaining to little kids, the movie was never intended to be a an adult audience super smash at the box ofice.
    That review was almost like saying baby/infant cereal doesnt taste good to adults ???
    It was made for babies..not adults.
    The movie was a cute and decently made animation for children.
    So dont eat baby food if you are looking for Prime Rib and then complain how bland and bad tasting it was.
    We (all the other adults) understand the movie is a kids movie and was not meant to fully entertain us.
    If I didnt have kids.. I wouldnt ever see a kids movie, because they are made for kids.
    If I wnat to be fully entertained as an adult I will see movies made for us adults.
    Just me 2 cents worth.