Finding Dory, a movie review

A movie review: By Lee Sonogan

(2016) 1h37min/ Animation, Adventure, Comedy


The film is set one year after the events of Finding Nemo were made in 2003, forgetting the 13-year gap between their releases. The Pixar movie, as of the weekend of July 17, 2016, the film displaced Shrek 2 to become the highest-grossing animated film in American box office history. Unlike Finding Nemo, Dory is referred to by her species name in Finding Dory, a Blue Regal Tang. She also never gets Nemo’s name wrong with Marlin having to correct her, and refers to Marlin by name for the first time in the film.

With over 25 million likes, Dory is the most liked character on Facebook from any Disney or Pixar film. Finding Dory was first announced by Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, on her talk show following a long campaign for a sequel. With a budget of 200 million, it made 1.018 billion at the box office.

Overall, it was a good sequel. But I still liked the first one better. It reflects on the original movie and adds a new twist to the story. With some interesting scenes, good visuals, and chase scenes, the sequel adds to the overall Franchise. One of the new characters is an octopus and he helps Dory around the aquarium. The place where the last half of the movie is located in. It’s a bit ridiculous but will give you a good laugh. I recommend this movie to fans of the first movie and Pixar movies.

I suspect what you get out of “Finding Dory” depends on what you put into it. I went in knowing nothing and still came away disappointed. While the movie has plenty of funny parts, and the animation is amazing, it doesn’t seem all that memorable or like they really covered new ground from the first film. gavin6942 (IMDB – 7/10)


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