Among Pixar’s many masterpieces, Finding Nemo easily makes my Top 5, which is why confirmation of a sequel both elated and terrified me. It seems like every movie directed towards children and teens nowadays is crafted so as to build a franchise rather than a strong story. While these two can go hand in hand, there’s no doubt that the money-making machine that is Disney can afford to crank out half-developed projects without batting an eye.
Yes, I’m looking at you Cars 2 and Planes.
Thankfully, Finding Dory is not one of these films. With its charming ensemble of both new and returning characters as well as valuable commentary on mental disabilities, this early contender in the summer lineup is a must-see.*
Find your exit buddy and prepare for a wilder ride than the East Australian Current: the Finding Dory trailer is here! For over two years, I’ve had a theory about the plot of this movie, and I think my theory is coming true!
I was thirteen when Finding Nemo came out, and I was kind of obsessed with it. Recite-the-whole-movie obsessed. So when a sequel about everyone’s favorite blue tang was announced, I had one all-consuming theory. Do you recall Dory explaining her condition to Marlin after she forgets him the first time?
“I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family. At least, I think it does….Hmm. Where are they?”