Finding Dory is a movie that took more than 10 years of waiting. After getting to watch it during its premiere week thanks to Globe Broadband, I can truly say that it is quite an adorable little movie and definitely worth watching on the big screen.
Finding Dory is the sequel to Disney/Pixar’s tear-jerker, ground-breaking CGI film, Finding Nemo. I’m sure that it’s hard to forget the iconic clownfish and forgetful blue tang fish whose adventures made us both laugh and cry, all in one movie.
This time, though, we’re treated to Dory’s side of the story. Having spent a year with Marlin and his son, Nemo, living the simple life on the reef, Dory finally remembers a bit of her past, thanks to an almost awkward talk about the birds and the bees, and sprints (swims??) off to find her family.
Dory, Marlin, and Nemo make their way to California (one of the things that Dory remembers. She actually REMEMBERS!), get separated, and each learn lessons on their own as they try to make their way back to each other.
Dory meets a cranky octopus named Hank who dreams of isolation & re-meets “old” and new friends while Marlin and Nemo learn how to think outside the box in that creative “Dory” way in order to reunite with their friend.
Everyone gets the ending that they deserve, even if those are the endings they didn’t necessarily want in the first place. What kind of ending, it’s really up to you to watch and find out. 🙂
What I love about Disney/Pixar movies is how they like to get you right in the feels, even from the very beginning. The little flashbacks that Dory gets when she “remembers” her family really made it hard for me to hold back tears. (It’s making me teary-eyed just thinking about it, LOL.)
The movie is exciting, action-packed, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is always something curious and interesting happening in every scene, which makes it a really entertaining piece. You’re never bored and you’re always wondering what’s Dory gonna get into next, haha!
They’ve written Dory to be so very dynamic, that even if she thinks so lowly of herself because she’s got short-term memory loss, many of those around her think highly of her and believe in what she can do. Because she ends up pulling through. She ends up doing things that she thought she couldn’t do in the first place. She learns this (Marlin as well) in the end.
It’s a great reflection of today’s life. Many of us struggle in believing in ourselves, much like Dory, and sometimes we fail to see how truly great we are (and how truly great we can be). Sometimes it takes a forgetful, little blue tang fish to remind us of that fact. 🙂
You’ll leave the cinemas very satisfied, I assure you. You have a few laughs, cry a little (okay, a LOT), and learn to believe in yourself a little more. The icing on the cake is that you’re happy because everyone is happy. And we can finally leave the Finding Nemo & Finding Dory timeline at rest. 🙂
Important Life Lesson: Just Keep Swimming. 🙂
P.S. Again, thank you Globe Telecom & Globe Broadband for the tickets to the screening last week! You can find out what they have in-store for all Finding Dory fans HERE!
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