Netflix's newest flick, Penguin Bloom, is an animated continuation (so to speak) of the hit 2021 film, Finding Nemo. After swimming with a giant sting ray, a mermaid tries to steal his pet Marlin. Meanwhile, a diver gets stranded deep in the ocean, where he must explore the depths in order to find his way back to shore. With a wealth of Hollywood voices such as Alexander Gould, Anne Hathaway and Jason Segal, Penguin Bloom is an entertaining and heartfelt animated comedy that's guaranteed to warm the heart of any fan of Finding Nemo.
After learning that his neighbor's pet parrot, the magpie chick, has died, a stoic fisherman named Kaylee returns home to the quiet beach town of St. Petersburg, Florida. While there, he finds that the entire town has been mysteriously murdered and suspects a serial killer. To make matters worse, the authorities discover that the crime spree began at the local beach, which leads Kaylee to investigate the crime further. Along the way, he discovers that the evil fish responsible for the deaths was once a popular swimming star known as Penguin.
The plot is simple enough: someone (presumably Penguin) killed all of the townspeople over a twenty-year span and then buried their bodies in the sand. However, because of the internet, this crime can be solved via online means, and Kaylee enlists the aid of a cute, web-savvy, baby magpie named Breeze. Armed with the help of a couple of search-engine tools, and aided by the information gained through online sources, Kaylee and Breeze set out to solve the mystery of the St. Petersburg murders using modern-day technology.
This movie follows the basic premise of a mystery. It begins somewhere in the future, probably sometime around late 2021, as Kaylee, Breeze, and other online sleuths try to unravel the mystery of the unsolved murders in St. Petersburg. The movie begins as it doesn't look like crime is likely to stop. There are plenty of clues scattered about, and the locals are on high alert. Kaylee and Breeze must investigate to find out who did this and why...
Many people compare this film to the Saw movies, or the Coppertone movies. However, they are definitely not related. This film has its own unique brand of humor, and many people who have seen both agree. The acting is great, and many of the scenes are comical, but most importantly, there are no blood spattered scenes, as is common with many animated films of this genre.
Overall, you should definitely look online for reviews. Many people will give their personal opinions on the film based upon their experience. Many people also rate it as one of the better animated films made in recent years. It is certainly worth the time to see this online. I am very happy that I saw it online, as I would not have been able to get a DVD rental through most major chain movie theaters.