Finding Dory Review + Thoughts

Did you know it’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo? That’s a whole decade! I’m always expectant of a new Pixar film so I was curious about Finding Dory. I actually had the chance to watch it a week before it officially opened thanks to a special passholder screening at Disneyland! Not going to lie, I knew about Finding Dory and probably saw the trailer once so I was coming in completely with no expectations or other thoughts. Plus, I watched Finding Nemo way too many times while babysitting my niece so all I knew is that I needed something new asap.

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FYI: This post might get a bit spoilery so if you want a review without that, my video below doesn’t spoil much!

Finding Dory takes place a year after Finding Nemo. Dory is living with Marlin and Nemo and begins to have flashbacks of her parents. Although she doesn’t remember much just, the jewel of Morro Bay, California and with much reluctance, they set off on an adventure. They encounter some old friends, like the super cool sea turtles, and they help them reach the Marine Life Institute. Once in, Dory encounters an octopus named Hank, who barters with her to give him a tag so he can stay in the aquarium and she can go find her family. Here their adventures continue and all our friends learn about captivity and what it means to be a family.

I think Finding Dory is a perfect sequel to Finding Nemo. If you haven’t watched Nemo, the film does a good job of catching you up on the basics and it completely immerses you in the new story and you can just focus on Dory’s story. As all other Pixar movies, the emotion factor is high on this one so expect a few tears. Dory is definitely a step up from Nemo, in my opinion, and has more action and adventure. All the characters have their own great moment so there’s always something going on. 

Sequels are usually hit or miss and I think Finding Dory is a hit! I enjoyed myself and had tons of laughs and has something the whole family can enjoy! 


Are you going to watch Finding Dory? If you’ve watched it, do you prefer Finding Nemo or Finding Dory?

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