‘Fish Night’ is an interesting watch, following the animation techniques of a ‘Scooby Doo’ or ‘Telltale Games.’ For me, though it had an interesting concept, with a good implicit meaning to it, it was more about the animation me rather than the plot.
The plot is set in the future where the oceans have all dried up. It revolves around two salesmen, who are stranded down a desert road in the middle of nowhere. With their car broken down, they decide to stay there that night. As the sun sets, the sky is illuminated with spirits of fish and marine species as the audience learn that the desert was once an ocean floor. This eventually leads to the death of the young man, who gets carried away in his feelings.
With a beautiful concept and animation, ‘Fish Night’ is an enjoyable watch, however, it probably lacks in substance and leaves many questions unanswered. Almost as if this short story is only a short scene from ‘The Life of Pi.’
Thematically, there isn’t much to cling on but one could draw a conclusion that it is about wisdom and constraint, set a possible future scenario. The stark contrast between the characters further describes the difference in behaiour as generations pass, adding another layer to the plot.
Hence, ‘Fish Night,’ you could say, does effectively serve its purpose of being an effective, beautiful representation of the themes of wisdom and over-indulgence.
Aryamaan’s Rating – 74/100