Front Row at the Movies
Baits a Hook
Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades
Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios always seems to be losing things. They left Wall-E behind on a junkyard planet. Tossed out Woody and Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story.” Had to go looking for a missing fish “Finding Nemo.”
Now it’s “Finding Dory.”
As you’ll recall, in “Finding Nemo” a young clownfish named Nemo gets captured by scuba divers and winds up in a fish tank in a dentist’s office in Sydney, Australia. So Nemo’s dad sets out with a tang fish named Dory to find the missing youngster.
Now in this sequel -- “Finding Dory” -- Nemo and many of the fish from the first movie return. You’ve heard that old myth about goldfish only being able to remember things for three second … well, Dory has the same short-term-memory problem. But in a flashback she remembers something about a place in California. So with the help of Nemo and his dad, Dory sets out to find her family.
Familiar voices from “Finding Nemo” are back again in “Finding Dory.” Ellen DeGeneres reprises her role as Dory. And Albert Brookes again gives us Marlin, Nemo’s grumpy dad. This time around Hayden Rolence voices Nemo.
Also adding to the fun are the voices of Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill, Bill Hader, and Kate McKinnon. Sigourney Weaver plays herself.
This new 3D computer-animated comedy -- “Finding Dory” -- is currently testing the currents at the Tropic Cinema.
Credit director Andrew Stanton as the brains behind both films.
My theory is that Pixar didn’t really lose Nemo or Dory. I think they’ve just baited the hook to get you and your kids back in a movie theater.