Immersion into the story was also intensified by Thomas Newman's dark, delicate and action-packed score. (Read our entire review of the Finding Dory score/soundtrack.) The writing and vocal cast were also superb as well — it was great hearing the quick-hitting and witty vocal pacing (similar to many of Pixar's classic films).
VOCAL CASTThe vocal cast within the film proved to be the perfect accompaniment to the heartwarming storyline with our emotions reeling from young Dory (voiced by Sloane Murray). The innocence and vulnerability behind young Dory imprinted on our hearts and had us rooting for her in a much different way than in Finding Nemo. Speaking of Dory, Ellen DeGeneres' performance is brilliant and she delivers her most emotional work to date — we're still not sure how she pulled off some of the subtle vocal nuances she did when reuniting with her parents, or in other moments of introspection.
Did you also catch Pixar's lucky charm, John Ratzenberger's vocal cameo? He voiced the husband crab, Bill who was clipping the hedges as his wife told Dory to go into the undertow. If you want to dig into the many more of the easter eggs (A-113, Pixar ball, Lava reference, etc), head over to the forum to view even more of the hidden items in the film and let us know if you spotted any as well.
WRAP UP & CREDITSAs the film wrapped, one particular moment has stuck with us — the ending scene with Dory and Marlin looking over the drop-off (and taking in the view) was pure artistry. The way the team used this scene to call back to the opening scene in Finding Nemo was not lost on us as we appreciated the series coming full circle.
RATINGRotten Tomatoes has now officially certified the film as "Fresh" — this is extremely exciting as both Julie and T.J. likewise give the film a 90% rating. We recommend the film highly for its humor, nostalgia and fresh writing. Congratulations to the entire Finding Dory team on their hard work and dedication put forth on the film — it is truly paying off with audiences roaring in laughter, welling up with tears and immediately telling their friends to go see Finding Dory once it's over. We can't wait to see it many more times in theaters.
|Screenshot as of June 17 5:00 AM EST|
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