director: andrew stanton (wall-e, john carter)
starring: ellen degeneres, albert brooks, ed o'neill, and idris elba
REVIEWER: lyall carter
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
After the critical and audience adulation of its predecessor, it's no wonder that Finding Dory was green lit by Pixar. And in this sequel we have a film that is just as good and I venture may even be better than the original.
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.
Known for tackling hard topics, Pixar goes for broke in tackling issues of fear, loneliness, and disability in Finding Dory. Not satisfied with being a carbon copy of the beloved original, Finding Dory takes us to new narrative, emotional, and animation depths in this heartfelt sequel. Ellen De’Generes is the star of the show (she was brilliant in Finding Nemo but this is her film) and her personality really shines through the character of Dory.
On par maybe even better than the original, Finding Dory takes us to new narrative, emotional, and animation depths in this heartfelt sequel.