By SAVANNAH GARZA
The second installment of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, was released in theatres on June 17, 2016. Like most others, after viewing the trailer for the long-anticipated movie, I was eager to see it immediately. I used to live in Monterey, California, so the ocean life in the movie reminded me of when I was a kid and of the memories associated with living at the coast. Movies like Finding Nemo and Finding Dory are quite relatable to those who share the same experience of living by the ocean.
Finding Dory is a hilarious, yet slightly sorrowful film. The movie progresses slowly, then picks up in pace as the movie goes on. By the time the movie ended, I was in tears because it is centered around Dory’s story and how it feels for her to become a part of Marlin and Nemo’s family. Finding Dory is a great movie, but it does not live up to the high standards set by Finding Nemo.
The addition of new sea creatures, some examples being: a beluga whale, a whale shark, and a septopus, sets Finding Dory apart from Finding Nemo. The viewers learn a few things about Dory’s past that were not answered in the first film. For instance, we find out where Dory is from and how she becomes lost as a child. Although Finding Dory falls short when compared to its predecessor, it is still a great movie to see.