Some may feel that Pixar (and all animated film studios) overplay the sequel trend, but at least Pixar has a pretty good track record when they decide to continue their franchises.
Finding Dory isn’t exactly born of a natural continuation of Finding Nemo, because that story wraps itself up pretty well, and going back to the world is only a result of having a world to go back to.
The film finally has a trailer, and it does a decent job of laying down the foundation, and providing quick teases of some new characters.
It’s a film that is the result, perhaps, of trying very hard to stare at a blank wall until something finally oozes out of the sweat on your brow, as Pixar figured the way to go was to keep with the “Finding” theory of the first movie. But, what could that mean? We can’t just have someone snatched away again. This isn’t Taken. Then someone finally put down their copy of Sartre, or whatever self-help book was most popular at the time, and spoke up. No, see, it’s like Finding Dory, get it? She’s finding herself.
As the trailer points out, this involves Dory trying to find her home/parents, and she even meets old friends that she doesn’t remember along the way. Of course, a darker person might wonder at what Dory might find if she went home again, especially considering that home is what possibly triggered her psyche’s refusal to remember anything at all.
At any rate, the star-studded, surefire success is going to win over audiences and rake in cash, and you can finally get a small glimpse of what all the fuss will be about.
If you can’t have fun focusing on Dory for 90 minutes, you just don’t know how to have fun at all.
Finding Dory Trailer