Movie Review: Finding Dory

Finding_DoryBy Cameron Stanger and Dan Rankin

Cameron: Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Finding Dory with my family. This movie is about how Dory goes on an oceanic adventure to find her parents. The character of Dory, who is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, will be remembered by anyone who has seen the Pixar classic Finding Nemo as a fish who has short term memory problems.

Dan: She is back, along with Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo and some brief appearances by some other returning characters, along with some new fishy friends, such as Hank (Ed O’Neill), an octopus whose great skill is being able to camouflage himself from being seen by aquarium workers or anybody else.

Cameron: Finding Nemo made over $860 million at the box office when it came out, and later became the best-selling DVD title of all time, so this sequel couldn’t have come at a better time.

It was one of the best movies I have seen this year. You will be thunderstruck by how amazing this movie is as well. The storyline could have used a bit of improvement, but the action doesn’t need any improvement at all.

Dan: On multiple occasions, the finned heroes must face a ticking clock, and race to save one another – and Dory’s family – from being sent away from their home in the Pacific Ocean to a marine research centre in Cleveland (Yech!).

Cameron: The story got confusing at times, like how could a saltwater fish survive in freshwater? Or, how could an octopus be on land for such a long time?

But even so, you will be continually amazed by this fast-paced movie. It will sweep you off your feet – and, at times, get you a bit confused, but it will be worth it in the end; this I guarantee.

I rate this movie 4.5 stars out of 5 stars, and would recommend it to families, young children, all people who have seen Finding Nemo, and anyone who would be prepared to be thunderstruck!

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