Movie Review: Finding Dory

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

Why is it a thing that whenever Pixar makes a new movie, the trailer is always really stupid and the movie is (usually) pretty good? When I first saw the trailer for Pixar’s latest film, Finding Dory, all I could think was, ‘Ugh. That looks so dumb.’ I mean, Pixar seems to have decided to make a whole bunch of sequels to films that were made a really long time ago. I mean, its been almost fourteen years since Finding Nemo came out. Fourteen years? Wow, that makes me feel old…

I was perfectly fine to ignore this movie and not go, but came out with a review, praising it as “the best family film in several years”, and my dad was already taking my siblings to see it, so I decided to tag along and find out if Finding Dory really warranted this lofty praise. I must say that Pixar certainly hasn’t gotten any worse at telling a good story and although there was some questions about the film featuring a lesbian couple (due to a shot in the trailer which seemed to connect two women with one baby carriage) the moment in the film is so insignificant that I’m not even sure how people could have made anything out of it. Finding Dory is certainly family friendly, unlike some other ‘kids’ movies released recently (cough, cough, the Angry Birds Movie, cough, cough), but I don’t really think it quite lives up to its predecessor. The story just isn’t as powerful as Finding Nemo. However, there are interesting new characters and laughter galore, and I’m happy to say that, although its something I’d probably only watch once, it is a fun, wonderful film fit for the entire family.

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