"a great mix of irony, comic relief and some teary moments that made the movie entertaining, not just for children but also for the adults"
13 years after the success of Finding Nemo, Disney•Pixar have finally brought Marlin and Dory back to the screen for a new moving and ironic story under the deep blue sea. This time, however, our famous finned friends “just keep swimming” towards a new, exciting adventure to find Dory's forgotten past.
The movie starts by showing a small fragment of her long lost past, the first scene shows a really cute, baby Dory learning how to live with her condition as a fish with short memory loss. Her parents want her to be ready to play with the other fishes without forgetting where she lives and who they are. Unfortunately, while playing together, Dory, sidetracked by sand, is dragged away by the current ending up alone and scared, she frantically starts to look for her parents.
Unfortunately, her memory loss makes her slowly forget who she is looking for and why she is alone. From that point on, the movie elegantly fast forwards through Dory's life while she keeps on looking for something she doesn't remember until, on the screen, a familiar scene comes on screen and the audience are treated to the moment in which she crosses paths with a scared Marlin looking for the boat that took Nemo.
After this historic scene, now told from the Royal Blue Tang Fish's point of view, the story flashes one year forward, and shows Dory settled with Marlin and Nemo. Everything seems to be going just fine for them, however, during one field trip, something jolts her memory and the forgetful fish remembers who she was looking for; her real family. Throughout her quest to discover where she is from, Dory meets new friends and old ones and her stubborn attitude helps her along the way to find her parents and her past.
While Finding Nemo was focused on an overprotective father trying to find and save his son from the many dangers of life and, in the process, learning that only by relying on your friends you can find the courage to tackle any challenge; Finding Dory is a story that highlights how important it is to believe in yourself, to never underestimate your capabilities and how important it is in life to have the support of friends and family who believe in you.
Once again Disney•Pixar have outdone themselves by bringing to the screen another amazing story. Many people may have thought that nothing could reach Finding Nemo's greatness, however, with Finding Dory, they were able to recreate that magic brought to the screen many years ago.
The story itself is a great mix of irony, comic relief and some teary moments that made the movie entertaining, not just for children but also for the adults going with them. Seeing on the screen these well-known characters was spectacular because, for many, it is a way to remember Marlin, Dory and Nemo and how great their story was, and still is.
The jokes in this film were once again on point, the old characters are still the same. However, their previous adventure changed them, making them even more well-rounded. Along with Dory and Marlin, there are new additions to this story; through her quest, Dory meets other sea animals, among them there are Hank the octopus (technically a septopus (you’ll see why)), Destiny and Charlie, two whales recovering at the Marine Life Institute, a place that holds familiarity with Dory as she embarks on the quest to reunite with her family. Their presence in the movie assists in shaping the story beautifully, adding comic relief as well as touching moments to help the message of the movie come across clearly.
Even though Finding Dory is a film that can be highly entertaining for children, Disney•Pixar have made another animated feature capable of deeply moving adults as well, while still making them laugh with the most bizarre and hilarious sketches.All in all, Finding Dory is an extraordinary sequel that succeeded in living up to the expectation built by the first movie. It is a story that not only entertains the whole family, but it also teaches everyone how important it is to trust and love others, even when they are different, especially in a moment in our history in which humanity is being led by fear and hate.
All in all, Finding Dory is an extraordinary sequel that succeeds in living up to the expectation built by the first movie. It is a story that not only entertains the whole family, but it also teaches everyone how important it is to trust and love others, even when they are different, especially in a moment in our history in which humanity is being led by fear and hate. On a related note, it is worth mentioning how Piper, the short animated feature that precedes Finding Dory, can be ranked as one of the best and most beautiful short ever created by Disney•Pixar.