Grab your scuba gear and hold on to your fins, because Finding Dory, Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to 2003 box office hit Finding Nemo, is going to take you on an adventure to remember.
Putting a twist on the original Finding Nemo storyline where Marlin (Albert Brooks) sets off with the help of our favourite forgetful blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) on an oceanic journey to find his son Nemo and reunite the family after he is taken by divers, Finding Dory focuses on our little blue heroine’s journey to reunite with her long lost, and newly remembered parents.
With her two favourite clownfish by her side, Dory embarks on her life-changing journey to the Marine Life Institute in California where she believes she was born (she’s new to this whole remembering thing). Her journey brings her together with old and new friends alike, my favourite being the grumpy octopus Hank (Ed O’Neill) known as a “septopus“ who travels with Dory throughout the Marine Life Institute in a race against time to find her parents.
Ellen, once again, steals the show as the voice of Dory.
Does Dory reunite with her parents? I’ll leave that to the movie, but I can promise you that Finding Dory delivers its viewers a stunning emotionally packed, fun-loving and inspirational experience that will leave you with tears in your eyes, warmth in your heart and a smile on your face. This movie is one whale of a time and encourages all its viewers young and old alike that with the right mindset and determination you can overcome any challenge and that we should celebrate our diversity and uniqueness because that’s what makes us who we are.
Here’s The Rundown:
Adventure: You’re watching a movie about a fish swimming halfway across the world to reunite with her parents! It doesn’t get more adventurous than that!
Comedy: Put a seven-legged grumpy, shape-shifting octopus, a blue tang fish with short-term memory loss, a shark who’s near sighted, and a wide-eyed bird flying around with a bucket of clownfish into the same movie and you can bet that Finding Dory will have you on the edge of your seat with tears in your eyes gasping for air.
Animation: The animation is stunning in Finding Dory. Pixar reintroduces us to beautiful and mysterious sub-nautical world that is our oceans. Vibrant coral reefs and dark creepy seaweed forests are just some of the settings in this adventurous movie. Prepare to be impressed because the graphics in Finding Dory are definitely a treat.
Finding Dory is one of those rare sequels that actually manages to improve on a hugely successful and beloved blockbuster. We give it two fins up!
Finding Dory is in theatres now.
Here’s the official trailer (but you know you’re going to see it so why spoil the fun?) 🙂