You’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. Finding Dory is actually here!
After years of speculation and finally giving up hope that it would happen (sorry I doubted you Pixar Productions) here we are. It’s a brand new adventure for Dory, Marlin, and Nemo. This time around it’s Dory’s turn to find the loved ones she’s forgotten. Her new family doesn’t let her get too far before they join in on the ride.
Let’s take a look at the 5 life lessons we learned after watching Dory, Marlin, and Nemo set out to find the unknown in Finding Dory.
1. 13 years later it still works.
Why buy something new or tuck away something that still rests in people’s hearts for something fresh out the box? Go with what works dears! It’s been over a decade and the original concept still rings true. It’s a story about family and discovering all over again what the word means. It’s about who you want to be in life and what you’re going to do to keep them.
This cornerstone of Finding Nemo has found it’s way into Finding Dory. Hope it stays.
2. Uncertain things are worth facing.
Dory doesn’t know what’s out there. Literally, she doesn’t remember. But that doesn’t stop her. She’s got this gut feeling that there’s something more out there. In Finding Nemo, Marlin and Nemo saved her.
Now it’s time for her to save herself, to be the courageous one, and find her other family. It’s going to be a scary journey filled with ups and downs but she’ll be alright. All you’ve got to do is ‘just keep swimming.’
3. It’s ok to cry when there’s really good music.
It’s quite alright to shed a tear or two (maybe even sobbing) when great music comes around the bend. Perfect example is the punch to the gut that the Finding Dory trailer opens up with called “Nemo Egg.” This beautiful piece by Thomas Newman evokes feelings of heartbreak and hope in the face of destruction.
For those who don’t remember, this music was used after a barracuda ate Marlin’s children and wife. He thought all was lost until he saw his son Nemo. Then hope was restored.
4. Sleep swimming is a thing.
You thought sleepwalking was bad! Sleep swimming is worse! Dory is a fish. She’s lucky. Humans like you and I? We’d be down for the count if sleepwalking happened! (Good thing I don’t live by the beach.)
5. Idris Elba could be in anything and we’d still watch.
There’s nothing that this man can’t do. Whether he’s a detective in London or a leader in the fight against the Kaiju invasion, he’s on top of his game. This time he plays a sea lion named Fluke who wants Gerald to stay off his rock. He can’t help himself. It’s a nice rock.
P.S. Stay after the movie ends for a special surprise!
Finding Dory is available in theaters now!