Not just a kid’s movie

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“Finding Nemo” is a beloved movie that has become a Disney classic. When news hit that there was going to be a sequel to “Finding Nemo,” the movie “Finding Dory” sparked plenty of interest, but still quite a diverse reaction.

The movie include original characters such as Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Crush and Squirt, along with plenty of fresh faces of new characters. The story follows Dory as just a small fish, and gives background on her short term memory loss. It explains how she is separated from her parents, then, after meeting Nemo and Marlin, how she slowly begins to remember bits of her past. The plot begins to thicken with Dory trying to find her parents, getting captured and put into quarantine, and then her adventure with new friends to escape.

I was extremely excited about going to see another movie like the one I already have fond memories of, and that included the group of people who were also excited.

“‘Finding Dory’ was great. I loved how it gave me a new piece of my childhood to experience now,” said Claire Kocot, 10.

When the movie was released, it was incredible how it compared to the first film. It was rated 7.7 on Rotten Tomatoes, and there was a fresh rating of 94%. Overall, this film was a total success, and Pixar truly fulfilled the attempt to live up to the expectation that it created with “Finding Nemo” in “Finding Dory.”

While most people and critics appeared to like this film, some believe this movie was a waste of time and money.

“The entire movie was mostly flashbacks, and those flashbacks weren’t worth it. It was overall a disappointment,” said Jaci Dean, 9.

I, on the other hand, believe this was such a good idea to make a sequel to such a fantastic movie in the first place. It has definitely introduced a new generation of children to an exciting adventure with a cherished crew of aquatic creatures.

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