Finding Dory Review - A Nice Companion To Finding Nemo

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory is quite reminiscent of it's predecessor. The two movies have the same tone and feel, a lot of the the major plot points are also similar. As with the first movie, the overlying theme of Finding Dory is definitely family. This movie really brings Dory's short-term memory loss to light, we see her struggle with it, and eventually overcome it.

The visuals are stunning, as I watched the movie I particularly happened to notice the eyes of the fish.


I'm not sure why, but they really stood out to me, as they were quite beautiful (especially Nemo's). Speaking of characters, since Finding Dory takes place a year after Finding Nemo the characters we know and love return looking very much the same. We also get to meet a whole new cast of wonderful characters, some even from Dory's past. Dory's memories of her parents are the sweetest. And baby Dory is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Marlin had some of favorite lines.


Including: "Let us live and we'll worship you" and "That's a lot of eyeballs doing nothing." I also enjoyed the dialogue between Nemo and his father, especially when Dory was the topic of choice. I would elaborate but that would be dipping into the spoiler zone.

Finding Dory is the first of the Pixar sequels we can be expecting within the next few years,


and while I don't feel like this one particularly stood out, it makes a very nice companion to Finding Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres did a fabulous job, she really gave Dory so much energy and personality. This movie also has it's fair share of tearjerking moments, as to be expected from a Pixar film. Side note: The ending is a tad bit crazy.



Short film segment: Piper


Piper the short film that showed before Finding Dory, was beautifully animated. I'm especially impressed with the water, as it's not the easiest to animate. Though not a word is spoken, a lot is conveyed by action and the chirps of the birds. This short film also gave Dory a bit of a run for it's money, as some are saying Piper is even better than the movie it precedes.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars


Have you seen Finding Dory? Are you a huge Pixar fan?