13 years ago we saw the classic Finding Nemo by director Andrew Stanton who has been involved in so many iconic films it would be a crime not to list a few. He directed Wall – E, A Bug’s Life, wrote Toy Story 1, 2, 3, Monsters Inc, and been executive producer for a host others.
This time round we see Dory in all her glory, with her adorable yet difficult back story. Her short term memory loss makes her as adventurous and life embracing as she was. She gets flashes of her past and sets out to meet her parents.
While fans of the first film and especially those who were young adults in 2003, would appreciate the humour more, the current audience may not connect as much with the film. The story unfolds rapidly with cute characters, but doesn’t touch you the way the first one did.
The roles were reversed this time round and there were a lot of subtle and direct messages for family, friends and relationships in general. The octopus stole the show 🙂 Great voices by Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson and Ty Burrell.
Finding Dory is about finding yourself and also seeing who’s there for you along the journey.