23. Finding Dory
Finding Dory failed to hit the mark — but not for the reason you may think. This is the film which had the unenviable task in following Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo was, is, and will continue to be a culture phenomenon. On a budget of only $94 million, the film grossed nearly $900 million. When Finding Dory came out, many were expecting the same sort of magic. Unfortunately, the film just couldn’t live up to what we had already seen.
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) certainly had her moments, which included the trek in finding her parents. The story has heart, love, and the embodiment of hope. Ironically enough, it may have been a better film had it been a standalone rather than one based upon one of PIXAR’s most popular achievements.
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