In the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, it’s a year after the events of that movie and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) suddenly has a flashback about her past. As she remembers her parents it sets her, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) off on a new adventure.
I loved Finding Nemo so I’m glad to report that Finding Dory is a worthy sequel. As the breakout character of the original movie it’s great to see Dory take centre stage. It’s also a relief that she remain the same loveable character as before and still as funny as ever. In fact the movie is consistently funny and the new characters brought in -such as Becky the dimwitted common loon or a pair of laidback sea lions voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West- add to the feelgood fun of the film. Amid the laughs the film also has a satisfying emotional core with Dory’s struggle to find her family giving the movie more depth.
It perhaps isn’t the most original of Pixar’s films, and obviously has a similar plot to Finding Nemo. But when Pixar’s good they’re very good.
Rating 4/5 – Pixar have done it again with this superb sequel