Can the sequel to Finding Nemo impress critics – or does it struggle to stay afloat?
The Guardian: *** Jordan Hoffman wrote: “This is a movie with a great number of bright spots, but it’s still for an audience with a short attention span.”
The Daily Mail: *** “Finding Dory, bright and clever like most all Pixar releases, has the animation studio’s familiar blend of wit, heart and visual detail. But it’s missing its own magic.”
Variety.com: “audiences from around the world will be grateful to encounter a sequel to a movie as beloved as “Finding Nemo” that more than lives up to the first film’s casually magical charms.”
Hollywood Reporter: “In other words, while rambunctious and passably humorous, this offspring isn’t nearly as imaginative and nimble-minded as the forerunner that spawned it.”
Indie Wire: “under the surface, an abstract and unspoken truth begins to take shape in a more palpable way than it did in the first film.”
The Wrap: ” Finding Dory is rousingly entertaining, with side-jokes and supporting characters that will take their place in the pantheon alongside the “Mine! Mine!” seagulls and surfer-dude turtles (both factions turn up briefly here) from the original.”
Finding Dory is released in UK cinemas in July.