After waiting more than half of my life for a sequel to Disney - Pixar's "Finding Nemo," my family went today to see the new movie, "Finding Dory!"
I have no idea why we were so worried.
"Finding Dory" was incredible. Not only did we get to see the lovable characters who we came to know in the first movie, but we were introduced to some wonderful new characters filled with that same humor and heart that drew us into "Finding Nemo." From Hank the Septopus, to Bailey the Beluga, and all of the minor characters in between, "Finding Dory" went above and beyond in giving the audience new faces with whom to fall in love. And of course, we get to see some of our friends from the first movie along the adventure.
Alright, so I have to be honest... I cried. A lot. No, I think saying that I leaked a lot is a better way of putting it. Here's the thing: I was already crying before the movie even started. You know the short that plays before Disney - Pixar movies? Yeah, of course that was good too, but I was already tearing up during that just because I was so excited for the actual movie to begin. Then came the opening scenes, and my IMAX glasses started to slip because they were getting so wet. Then throughout the rest of the movie, I was either so touched that I was crying, or laughing so much that I was crying, and it was like someone had left the faucet running in my eyes; no matter what I did, I couldn't stop the tears from leaking out! It was so obnoxious, but I guess that's the nice thing about being in a dark movie theater; you don't have to worry about being judged!
I think that "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" both have the same family values at the core of the movies. Everyone can relate to the characters, the sense of wanting to be loved, and the family bonds that are shown. I especially love movies like these where you realize that even though you're not biologically related, you can still be family. It reminds me of the way that my brothers and sisters and I have grown up. You may come from different backgrounds, have different appearances, speak different languages (I mean, it's not too hard to learn to speak Whale, right?)... it doesn't matter when you're family, because you support each other and are there for one another through the good times and the bad.
For anyone who is planning on seeing this new movie, here's a bit of advice. Stay in your seats until after the credits are over. There's a scene that comes on after the credits finish rolling, and I promise that you won't want to miss it.
"Finding Dory" surpassed my expectations, and I'm sure that it will be a movie that my whole family will continue to watch and love for years to come. Watch "Finding Nemo" once more, and then head out to theaters for this new adventure with Dory, Marlin, and Nemo. You'll love it!
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