Movie of the Week: Finding Dory

This Father’s Day weekend, Disney and Pixar will release a sequel to one of their most beloved animated achievements. It has been 13 years since the world met a not-so-funny clownfish named Marlin, whose overprotective parenting style spurned him and Dory, a blue-tang fish who suffers from short-term memory loss, across the ocean to rescue his kidnapped son Nemo. Well, Nemo was found and now attention turns to Dory, whose easily forgetful mind just recalled something particularly important: she has a family. Finding Dory is another cross-ocean road trip, where Marlin, Nemo and Dory hope to reunite a family, and for Dory maybe she can find something valuable for herself.

What am I expecting to see?: I’m hoping that this is the only summer sequel worth seeing in a summer filled with unnecessary sequels. Also, Disney has kind of owned 2016 considering the success of Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War (Marvel is owned by DC) despite the bump that is Alice Through the Looking Glass, so maybe the momentum can be carried going into this weekend. Ever since I found out about Finding Dory, I figured that this will push Zootopia as the favorite to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. I expect Finding Dory to just keep swimming with Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane navigating the currents and with Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Hayden Rolence back in the fold and bolstered by the vocal talents of Ed O’Neill, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olsen, Idris Elba, Bob Peterson, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver, Finding Dory should swim just fine.

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