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Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread

Old 06-14-16, 06:11 AM
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Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread



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US release: June 17
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95% so far on RT (20 - 1)

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/finding_dory/
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This will clean-up at the box office. Fan of Ellen and Dory.
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Yeah, looks like it'll crack $100m+ this weekend
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Sequels are always a double-edged sword. It's great to go back into a world you enjoyed the first time, with characters you love. It's terrible when it's essentially a rehash of the earlier film.

Pixar has never quite fallen down the former path, but there's a big range between Toy Story 2 and Monsters University. (I have no plans to see any of the Cars films, so I can't comment on those).

The problem with Pixar is that their worlds are so imaginative that you can make the argument we miss out by having sequels and not going into bold new directions. Ratatouille was great, but a sequel in place of WALL·E would have taken that from us.

It's a problem of their own creation. You don't set the standard as high as “Is this better than the unanimously well-received film before it?” — you set it higher. “Is this better than a great new original Pixar film?”

And, no, c'mon, Finding Dory can't leap that bar. It's an impossible bar. But it's a very sweet, very sad, very moving, very funny, very entertaining film: Pixar through-and-through.
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Considering how long ago Findinf Nemo came out, it's not like Pixar is completely milking it. I liked the first one a lot, but have seen it maybe twice. Then again I don't see many animated movies repeatedly anymore, save for The Lego Movie.
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Glad to see it looks like Pixar made a sequel more along the lines of Toy Story 2 rather then Cars 2 or Monsters U.
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Re: Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread

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Sequels are always a double-edged sword. It's great to go back into a world you enjoyed the first time, with characters you love. It's terrible when it's essentially a rehash of the earlier film.

Pixar has never quite fallen down the former path, but there's a big range between Toy Story 2 and Monsters University. (I have no plans to see any of the Cars films, so I can't comment on those).
The first Cars I really liked. But it helped that I shared the appreciation of old highways and how small towns are suddenly bypassed when a new highway is built. Cars references Route 66 and I used to live by the old route in Arizona. I remember as a child when the family would go to California we would go through a tiny town. Then, we stopped seeing the town. As I got older I then realized we had been using the new highway. Never saw that little town again. So that's a main reason I enjoy the movie.

Now Cars 2 was probably great for kids but I didn't like it nearly as much. Even with the spy theme. So, another big drop-off in quality.
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Re: Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread

This was fun and a worthy addition to Pixar's filmography.

Loved Idris Elba and Dominic West as the seals. Gerald.
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I can see what Bus is saying wondering what could of been if Dory wasn't made but it was made and I will judge it on that basis. It was a fast moving, funny and touching movie. Since it kind of has the same plot of the original I thought it might be tired but having the search take place in the Marine Life Institute was fun, refreshing and introduced new characters, headed by Ed O'Neill's octopus. I'll give it 4/5.
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Re: Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread

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Loved Idris Elba and Dominic West as the seals. Gerald.
That trio was great. Really liked this, quite a few laughs nicely tempered by a little sadness, then back to happy without being sappy. The after credit seen was hilarious!

Yeah, I need a Gerald figure..
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This pulled $9.2m last night, that's a record for a Pixar "preview", Inside Out made $3.7m before opening to $90.4m.
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Dory will make its money and then some... We will check it out on the weekend.
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That trio was great. Really liked this, quite a few laughs nicely tempered by a little sadness, then back to happy without being sappy. The after credit seen was hilarious!
it really is - is this a first for a Pixar feature having a post credit scene?
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it really is - is this a first for a Pixar feature having a post credit scene?
Off the top of my head Cars had one.
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Possible Father's Day movie. Haven't decided.
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Damn. This could pull in anywhere between $120-$150m this weekend.
^^^ This guy knows what he's talking about.

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Re: Finding Dory (Stanton / MacLane, 2016) — The Reviews Thread

The family really enjoyed it.

I liked the connections to the previous film, though I was a little surprised Bruce didn't make an appearance.
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The family really enjoyed it.

I liked the connections to the previous film, though I was a little surprised Bruce didn't make an appearance.
We recently rematched the first one and I was really struck by how extraneous the shark sequence was. Sure it added to the challenges that Marlin had to endure but I think it could have been dropped from the plot and not hurt the movie at all.
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Off the top of my head Cars had one.
Oh 'that' movie ...I fled the theater as the credits began
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Looks like it will open to $140+ million. smashed the previous animated movie weekend record
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I really enjoyed it. Loved seeing the old characters again, and enjoyed all the new ones too. Saw it at a sold out showing, with about 75 percent of the crowd being adults/teens with no children in sight.

In addition, the short before the movie "Piper" was just delightful. I adored it.
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Went with the family today, highly recommend.
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Liked but did not love. Very funny movie. Lots of laughs. Monster University made me laugh a lot as well, in spite of being a really bad movie, and this is pretty much the same. Good jokes, not nearly as much heart as the first film, LOTS of fucking dialogue. WAY too much.
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Now Cars 2 was probably great for kids but I didn't like it nearly as much. Even with the spy theme. So, another big drop-off in quality.
As a father of a 5YO, I'll say that Cars 2 gets better with repeat viewings. It is more of a spoof of the spy genre than racing. Still, LtCG is better in small doses. I like Cars 2 more than Monsters U. Finding Dory was better than both, but it has a literally impossible "heritage" to live up to.

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