Yesterday afternoon I had a lovely afternoon with Sam’s sister-in-law and niece. Not only was the sun out in all its beautiful glory, but it was also the perfect day that Sam, his brother, nephew, best mates and second cousins went to football, that us girls had some peace and quiet and chose to go and see Finding Dory. And it was great. I loved it. Probably more so than Sam’s 4 year old niece, who at times got very scared, but I think didn’t enjoy it as much as Kerry and I did.
Finding Dory, if you haven’t read about the hype of this Disney Pixar animation before, is the sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo. Reprising the voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, as well as replacing Alexander Gould ‘Nemo’ with Hayden Rolence, this sequel sees the story with everyone’s favourite forgetful blue fish Dory in her quest to find her family. And it’s the cutest. Personally I had more of a connection with this movie than the first. The first, made us fall in love with Dory and her second family, Nemo and Marlin, but the first movie is definitely more for the kids and the second, was more for us adults or really anyone over the ages of 8. Most of the jokes Adele didn’t get, some of the scenes were a little scary (an octopus jumping out of the dark blue corner) and for a four year old, it might have dragged a little too much, but it was enjoyable all the same!
It started off with the cutest of little faces, look at Dory being all young and bootiful. OMG JUST LOOK AT THOSE EYES!! Her parents playing a game with her and not to go beyond a certain area or she’ll get lost, then losing her family and having a short term memory not helping the situation at all. Out of the 15 children and adults in the room, Kerry and I were the only ones who laughed at every joke (unless we were that loud that we drowned out everyone else’s giggles) and shed tears at the emotional moments. Adele got bored after awhile, much more interested in the sweets and popcorn than the cuteness that was happening on our screens, but definitely a thumbs up all round.
Like the first the graphics are visually stunning, the storyline relatable and the deep blue sea opens little ones eyes that there is a big wide world out there. Her parents, voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, try to teach the cute little Dory who has learning difficulties, that the world is a big ol’ place and she is unique in every way. Without a doubt, I give this movie a 10/10, there is something for everyone in this movie, like the first, but children under 5, should take their children before 1pm as boredom does kick in fairly quickly.