Today, I’m going to take a break from my Summer Reading series to do a little movie review!
I’m going to talk about a movie that has been receiving so much critical and commercial success. Yes, I’m talking about Finding Dory.
This movie stunk.
Yeah, everyone else seems to adore it, but it failed to impress me. It’s not that I’m against animated films or Pixar films (Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles are some of my all-time favorite movies.) It’s simply that it wasn’t good.
The movie tells the story of the forgetful Dory (voiced by Ellen Degeneres) and her quest to find her parents, who she lost several years prior.
Of course, the animation was lovely…All the characters seemed super realistic. Also, the actors were very suiting for all their characters.
Finding Dory was stereotypical. Everything about the story-line was cliché and predictable. At several points in the film, I figured out what was happening way before hand.
It also didn’t branch out from the first movie… There were several of the same plot points…The small fishes getting chased by a hungry, larger animal…A sarcastic side-kick that desperately wants to escape his current living situation…
Another thing I want to talk about is the characters. Dory, who, in her own way, is now an icon proves super annoying in her movie. She’s no longer funny to watch, and her forgetful antics grow frustrating to watch.
New characters were introduced…They didn’t stand out in any particularly way. They only one that was funny was Gerald the sea lion, and he was in it for only a minute.
In conclusion, I didn’t really like this film. Maybe I’m just really biased…I don’t know . . .
It can be hard to find movies for the whole family to see. A lot of the movies these days are riddled with language, gory violence, and sexual innuendos, so when a movie comes out that is free from most of the things, everyone rushes to go see it.
Would I recommend it?
Mmm…I guess. It’s fairly clean, so it’s good for the family.
Just don’t expect some great masterpiece.