Finding Dory; Repetitive but Still Entertaining Formula

When it comes to animated films, Pixar – which is a subsidiary of Disney – is never as simple as a ‘children’s show’. Well, maybe for children it will be considered just a movie about fish, toys, or talking cars. For adults, Pixar films are not only good spectacle, but more deeply they are films that have touching value. Finding Dory could not be separated from it.

The film’s story takes place a year after Finding Nemo, which tells the story of Dory (re -voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a yellow -finned blue fish who adventures in search of her parents, and is helped by a clown fish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son, Nemo (who times this is voiced by Hayden Rolence). In the trio’s adventure this time they meet an octopus named Hank (Ed O’Neill), a beluga named Bailey (Ty Burell), a Destiny whale shark (Kaitlin Olson), as well as 2 sea lions voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West. There are also 2 cameos from 2 of my favorite animals in Finding Nemo.

Finding Dory succeeded in packaging the film’s theme using Dory’s limited memory, which in the previous films was only used as a joke, into something sad and touching. Ellen DeGeneres slickly fills the voice of Dory in a balanced and very integrated manner with the character when the character is cheerful and optimistic and when she feels uncomfortable with her limitations. Like the previous film, Ellen DeGeneres made this Dory character really loveable . But other characters can also be considered good in appearance, and what caught my attention were the characters of Bailey and Destiny.

Like other Pixar animated films, it seems that this film is more fun to watch on a 3D screen – which unfortunately I didn’t try this screen on. Details such as dust in the sea, the gradation of the color of the sea due to the entry of light, and other details look very pleasing visually. In addition the film also implicitly raised awareness of environmental cleanliness, which can be seen as subtle of objects that can be seen at sea off the scene.

Unfortunately, the story of this film prefers to be set on land rather than further exploring the vast ocean. The selection of settings to better connect with the human world – as is done in Toy Story – at first went well and interesting, but because the last scene felt ridiculous and seemed forced, it made a pretty fatal mistake. Moreover, when Finding Dory repeats a scene from Toy Story 2, the scene in Toy Story 2 seems more fun and successfully executed, but in this film, this scene is the most ridiculous scene that spoils a beautiful story.

Overall, this film is a typical Pixar film which is not only entertaining but also has value, namely how to deal with disability and the relationship between families. It is recommended if you invite your children/relatives/cousins/brothers who cannot read quickly and do not understand English, to watch the film with the Indonesian dubbed version of “Mencari Dory” or wait for the DVD to come out because the dialogue in this film is fast and confusing, so that children I don’t wonder throughout the film that annoys other viewers. If you are invited by the brothers and sisters, it’s up to you which version you want to watch. :p

Worthy sequel which although not as good as the sequel to Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3, but still much better than Cars 2.