Sound Off: Disney-Pixar's 'Finding Dory' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 20, 2016
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "She just kept swimming." Disney his released the latest Pixar Animation Studios movie, Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo (first released in 2003). Directed by Andrew Stanton and co-directed by Angus MacLane, the animated adventure brings back the blue tang named Dory, and her two clownfish friends Nemo and Marlin, for another trip across the ocean. The voice cast features Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy. So how is it? As good as Finding Nemo, or better? Did it make you cry? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Pixar's Finding Dory.
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To unleash the bubbles, I loved Finding Dory. Totally loved it. Wonderful in every way, delivers on all fronts, it's entertaining, it's inspiring, it's emotional, and it has stunning animation. I enjoyed the way the story unfolds and thought it was enthralling to build the story around young Dory and her parents. It is a bit slow to start, but once it gets going, things get really good. The third act is fascinating and seems like it was a challenge to put together, with some impressive back-and-forth bouncing (Nemo & Marlin are lost, then Dory is lost again) and some stand-out moments. The POV scene is incredible, but I thought the final truck flip moment was the best in the movie. It all paid off perfectly and made me so happy because it was perfect.
A few other notable mentions. The score was one aspect of it that made it so wonderful. Excellent work from Thomas Newman, enhancing the experience even further. Also - I totally loved Hank the Octopus, voiced by Ed O'Neill. His character was kind of amazing, at times the villain, others time the hero, and yet totally unique and such an integral part of the story. The entire voice cast is outstanding but Ed O'Neill is another shining example of why we need a Best Voice Performance category at the Academy Awards (to compliment Best Animated Feature). I love how many strong messages there are for kids, and for adults, and how much the story truly embraces the idea of animals being free. Another Pixar movie that I'm in love with already.
What did you think of Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory movie? One of their best or not that good?
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