Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory (2016)

2016 | PG | 103 Minutes

Adventure | Animation | Comedy

"Finding Dory" reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • Pixar's animated film this summer, Finding Dory is the sequel to Finding Nemo and this time focusses on Dory as she tries to find her own family and prove that she can actually remember things. Now, Finding Nemo was a personal favourite of mine and is actually in my top ten favourite animated films of all time so my expectations were high. Thankfully, this film was not a letdown! It's safe to say that Finding Dory is another great Pixar entry and does not lose the charm of the original. Ellen Degeneres is back as Dory and is witty as ever, this is her film and she holds it all together. Great to see many returning characters but it's actually the new characters that make the film refreshing (especially Hank the Octopus). The animation is stunning, probably Pixar's best animation yet...so much detail and the camera going in and out of focus is a great touch and definitely defines certain details. The script is witty with many, many funny scenes that will make everyone laugh and that's one of the great things about this film and Pixar in general, everyone can enjoy it! Not only is the story comedic and witty, but it's also very emotional and makes you feel. I did notice many getting out their tissues to dab their eyes (not me though, I'm heartless...). The soundtrack was relaxing and suited the environment, so thankfully it was not radically changed from the original. The only flaw I felt was that it was too similar to the original. Sure, some may say the whole "don't fix it if it isn't broken" but the plot is exactly the same which means certain aspects will be predictable. Overall, this is a heartwarming, funny yet emotional adventure that everyone can enjoy albeit very similar to its predecessor.