After 13 years of waiting for the sequel of everyone’s favourite clown fish, Nemo, Pixar managed to bring to life the heartwarming adventures of Dory (Do I know you??) and thankfully exceeded our expectations.
Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is back playing everyone’s favourite forgetful fish, having a memory from her past about her parents and wants to explore more. Dory sets to find them. Marlin, Nemo’s dad (voiced by Albert Brooks) is set for another adventure with Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould), as Dory is lost. Along the way, Dory makes lots of new friends including Hank the “Septipus” (seven tentacles) who helps Dory with her mission.
At one stage throughout the movie, Dory remembers that her parents used to always lay out sea shells in a trail, starting from their house, to help Dory head home if she ever got lost. With that memory, Dory eventually finds her way back home and reunites with her family.
On the downside, this movie may not appeal to everyone of all ages. Original audiences of “Finding Nemo” in 2003, would have been young children. These children are now all grown up and would not be interested in watching a children’s movie. Further, younger children watching “Finding Dory” may not have seen “Finding Nemo” and don’t have the relevant background.
Despite the movie being “feel good” and funny, there were times where some scenes were a little drawn out and long. Having said this, when Dory reunites with her parents, you can’t help but feel good and pleased for Dory.
Overall a recommended family flick that should be “remembered” (no pun intended!).
4 out of 5 Fish! 😀