Movie: Finding Dory
Direction: Andrew Stanton
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy
Music: Thomas Newman
Cinematographer: Jeremy Lasky
Editor: Axel Geddes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
What is it about: This serves as the sequel to the 2003 animated film “Finding Nemo” from Pixar. In this sequel Dory is all set to find her lost parents. And how Nemo and Marlin help Dory finding them forms the crux of the story directed by Andrew Stanton.
Why it’s disappointing: We can definitely forget this section for Finding Dory.
What to watch out for: At last the sequel arrived after a hiatus period 13 years, a decade over. The first film struck such a beautiful note on friendship and relationship. That being said it became a runaway hit not only with kids but with the grown-ups too. “Finding Nemo” became one of the most sought after animated film for its content and the spectacular animation. Pixar’s Render-man did wonders with the film. No one ever thought there will be a sequel to this film. But when they said they will be one, it riled up everyone with excitement to see “Dory” return to the silver screen.
This movie is as beautiful as the previous one with added laughs guaranteed. Dory is a fish which everyone will fall in love with, the chatty nature comes with short term memory loss. And the perfect thing which the makers did was letting Ellen DeGeneres lend her voice to “Dory”. It was remarkable, Ellen’s voice syncs so well with the character making it one of the most loved animated character on screen.
It’s the same case with Marlin & Nemo, Albert Brooks & Hayden Rolence lent their voices respectively. The film goes through whole lot of adventure with few new characters making this one more colourful than it was. The best ones are the Octopus and Becky the bird. Which was joyfully supported by the Beluga Whale and Whale Shark. The film has Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as surprise voice lenders for Dory’s parents.
The animation once again strikes gold, amazing work on detailing which only PIXAR can perfect on each and every time. 3D was at its beauty with no hindrance which was perfectly synced with a crunching and life like sound from Dolby Atmos. The sound at places just fills the cinema hall with sea. There’s one particular scene nearing the climax which was beautifully animated and presented in an exhilarating way.
Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky and editing by Axel Geddes was in perfect union. And the score by Thomas Newman was sweet.
Verdict: Andrew Stanton with his returning movie with this sequel has made his way through the audience’s heart once again. He made a movie so beautiful and lovely which unites the young and the old. A beautiful movie not to be missed and please do take your loved ones. Watch it at a good cinema to experience the coral reefs to its right beauty.