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|Original title:||Finding Dory|
|Genre:||Animation, Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy|
|Direction:||Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane|
|Production country:||USA 2016|
|Running time:||Ca. 97 Min|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
Everything seems good! Nemo is found and together with Papa Marlin and the forgetful Dorie the little clownfish lives contentedly in the home coral reef. Life here could be so beautiful if it weren't for the dreams that are increasingly haunting Dorie. She seems to remember her parents more and more clearly. And she simply has to follow the traces that she can recognize in the short shreds of memory. Because if her parents are out there somewhere, Dorie really wants to find her. The search leads her to California, where she ends up at the Institute of Marine Biology. But how is she of all people, who always forgets everything, supposed to find her parents here? Or even the way back to freedom? But luckily there are still Marlin and Nemo, who of course won't let their girlfriend down…
13 years director and scriptwriter Andrew Stanton took his time to stage a sequel to his blockbuster "Finding Nemo". Stanton didn't want to give the many fans a quick shot, but to wait until he had found a story worth telling. So it's a bit surprising that "Finding Dorie" swims dramaturgically around in all too familiar waters. Sure, the story is nice and full of funny, but also moving moments. But the search for Dory's parents is not exactly original. What's missing is the magic, the special that made "Finding Nemo" so timelessly good. "Finding Dorie" is also charming in a way. Nevertheless, one always has the feeling that only the familiar has been warmed up here and that the second visit to the underwater world of Nemo, Dorie and Marlin simply lacks new ideas.
No question, Baby-Dorie is incredibly sweet, Krake Hank is a real enrichment for the film and the sea lions Smutje and Boje, who speak Bavarian in German dubbing, are extremely funny. Moreover, the animation is brilliant and offers the viewer some wonderful pictures, from which you are taken into an almost magical world. Technically, "Finding Dorie" is one of the best animated films ever. But there are moments when it becomes clear that first-class technology is not everything.
However, in the end these weaknesses weigh only very slightly. It is true that the high expectations and the anticipation are not completely fulfilled. But what finally keeps the movie afloat is the fact that as a fan of the first part you will meet a lot of beloved characters again and you are just happy about it, that you can spend a bit more time with them - even if some moments have a too high recognition value. A beautiful and funny animated film for small viewers and a nice pleasure for adult "Dorie" fans. No more, but also no less, which is why the bottom line is that there is an absolutely deserved "Absolutely worth seeing".
By the way, this also applies to the really enchanting supporting film, which in just a few minutes has almost as much wit, heart and charm as the main film. A more than successful appetizer for the reunion with Dorie, Nemo and Co. Don't miss
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