***Contains Spoilers, please read with caution. Also this review contains a grown man crying consistently, its going to get emotional peeps***
So I just posted my review on “Suicide Squad” and on the post I said that I has seen two movies. This was infact the other one that I saw. To be honest I saw Finding Dory first but I thought I would write this one last. I also saw this on regular cinema viewing which I do not regret in the slightest. The back seats were so comfortable.
For snacks I had a latte from the Starbucks as well as a goats cheese panini. No dodgy nachos in sight. Also after the movie Kai lost their SD card but thanks to the Crawley cinema failing to clean properly, we found it with the help of the cinema manager.
So I have been waiting for this film to come out for literally nearly half of my life. I’m not even joking, finding nemo came out in 2003. That made me 15/16 and I’m now nearly 30. God I feel old now thinking of it like that.
Yes there is the traditional Pixar short at the beginning of the film. Its a cute little 5 minute piece about a baby seagull (I think) who is learning to catch food by themselves.
To the main feature itself. It took me under 5 minutes in before I started crying my eyes out. I’m not even joking. Picture the scene. Baby Dory is talking to her parents and trying to work out how to tell everyone that she has short term memory loss. She then looks at her parents and says “What if I forget you”. THEN YOU SUDDENLY REMEMBER EVERYTHING IN FINDING NEMO! THATS WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER IN THE LAST FILM! And then I cried. And I’m not talking tiny little tears, I wept like I had lost a family member. Like I’m holding back the tears now because nothing would kill me more than not remembering my own mum.
The whole film is about Dory finally remembering that she had parents and that she needs to find them. Cue more tears as you find out that “just keep swimming” is the most important song in her life. Cue crying because her fixation of shells actually has meaning. Cue even more crying because 15 years of Dory being the joke and in fact she has one of the most heartbreaking back stories since Up was made.
A lot of the characters are in fact disabled in one way or another and it is brilliant. Its not used as the joke, but shows everyone that regardless of disability you can still do wonderful things. Most of the film is based in an aquatic centre for sick animals and the care and recovery of the sick and disabled.
Nemo is also in the film , don’t worry about that.
I don’t know if they could honestly make another film, or if I could wait another 15 years for my next fix, but there is certainly room for maybe short episodes or a side film.
Honestly I’m glad I waited for this film. I loved it so much.I can’t wait to see it again. Its a huge HUGE rollercoaster of emotions and if you have experienced any family grief or hurt I advise you get the tissues out. I honestly hasn’t cried so hard watching a film like that in a very long time.
TLDR – FUCKING AMAZING. GET THE TISSUES, YOU WILL CRY UNLESS YOU ARE COLD INSIDE!!!