Finding Dory is definitely one film you and the family won’t forget!
ur favorite forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen Degeneres) is back in her own undersea adventure in Finding Dory, the sequel to mega-successful Pixar film Finding Nemo.
In Finding Dory we catch up with the her and her friends or basically new family Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence)our favorite clown fish family. Life is good again for the trio after their big adventure across the ocean in the first film.
The film opens up with a flashback of an adorable bubbly eyed toddler Dory being taught by her lovable parents Charlie (Eugene Levy) and Jenny (Diane Keaton) to let any strangers she may across know she suffers from short-term memory loss.
Unfortunately young Dory can’t even remember the phrase, which only builds on her parents anxiety about their daughter. In an extremely gut-wrenching scene we experience what her parents feared the most when young Dory loses her family and wanders aimlessly looking for them asking other fish she encounters have they seen her parents.
Flash-forward to the present, our forgetful friend remembers she does have a family and that she lost them thanks to random memories that come back to her. It’s there she makes it her mission to once again travel across the ocean to find them and this time she has her new friends Marlin and Nemo to help her solve the mystery. Dory learns that her both her parents are in a Marine Life Institute/theme park that hilariously features the voice of Sigourney Weaver spewing out facts about the marine animals that Dory somehow magically remembers.
Like the first film we meet various sea creatures along the way who each bring their own flare to the film. Some old faces from the first film make appearances such as the cute baby sea turtle Squirt (Bennett Damman), Crush (Andrew Stanton) and Mr.Ray (Bob Peterson).
In this film we are introduced to a pair of lazy sea lions named Rudder (Dominic West) and Fluke (Idris Elba) who help out Marlin and Nemo in their search for Dory.
We also meet an Octopus named Hank (Ed O’Neil) who is not fond of being touched and just wants to be put in a tank by himself. The crafty and very stealthy octopus helps Dory make her way across the park in exchange for her tag on her fin that ensures her a trip to the aquarium located in Cleveland.
We also meet a large near-sighted whale shark Destiny (Katlin Olson) whom is the reason Dory can “talk whale” and a beluga whale Bailey (Ty Burrell) who’s echo location is “broken”.
Basically setting the stage for Dory’s whole adventure as she desperately tries to find out what happened to her parents.
Finding Dory takes a character we laughed at in the first film for her ability to forget things instantly and makes us realize at the same time she’s battling a serious childhood disability. The movie earns every laugh, as well as every awwwww moment that may come with an occasional well-earned tear. Dory’s adventure is nonstop ride in an undersea world that children as well adults can easily get submerged in. The laughs come in bunches, for example in one scene when Dory and Hank land in the one dreaded place no marine life wants to end up in the dreaded touch tank. Dory and Hank hilariously and skillfully dodge children’s hands that come diving in the water scooping up poor sea creatures trying to hide. Where this film also wins is how they were able to take Dory’s unfortunate circumstance and somehow flip into a positive as Dory always finds a way to get things right. Whether you catch it in 2D or 3D it doesn’t matter as the experience will still be a most memorable one.
5 out 5.
Finding Dory is in theaters June, 17th !