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Movie Review – Finding Dory
To be honest, I didn’t look forward to Finding Dory. The trailer felt to be a long regurgitation of Finding Nemo jokes, and so many signs were pointing towards Pixar sinking into a bad case of sequelitis. How delighted I was, to discover that repeating a winning formula isn’t necessarily bad, especially when paired with marked efforts to refine and perfect. Finding Dory is easily the best Pixar movie since Toy Story 3, and with that, once more reaffirming Pixar’s position as the king of animated storytelling.
What made it work so well? More of those quirky Finding Nemo caricatures, to begin with. A James Bond-like octopus, a telepathic whale, and … bullying sea lions. There’s also sheer cuteness. Who could resist Baby Dory’s oh-so-big eyes, and the breathless, childish way she counts during hide-and-seek? And then there’s that unsettling question. Not laughing material, and surely a possibility that terrifies all parents. What if, just what if, you have a child like Dory? A child who would never be able to look after himself or herself properly, even in adulthood? It’s a distressing question. One that I suspect most people would shun away from. The triumph of Finding Dory is that it openly examines this grim scenario without ever getting too pessimistic or unrealistic. And while doing do, also celebrates the many tribulations of parenthood.
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