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The Reef Review

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Pi, a young orphaned fish, goes to stay with his family on the reef, and finds not only the love of his life but also her bullying shark admirer.

★★★★★

This animated mess doesn’t even qualify as a Finding Nemo wannabe — it aspires to be another Shark Tale and doesn’t even reach that lowly mark. The story of a little fish (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who heads to live on a reef after losing his parents swiftly becomes an underdog vs. bully story as he faces off against a shark who’s trying to steal his angelfish girlfriend (huh?), with the help of a wizard-like turtle.

There are exactly two funny lines, and this does boast the rare sight of a Rob Schneider character that isn’t annoying (although Fran Drescher is still enough to make you rip off your own ears), but it doesn't excuse the poor animation and incoherent plot.

A watered down effort that parents should avoid, but kids who don't know better will probably enjoy.