Rapid Review: Finding Dory

Finding Dory

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


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2 responses to “Rapid Review: Finding Dory

  1. The end got pretty far fetched for me but before then I was totally on board. I really like the voice of Modern Family guy too.

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