We had a special blocked movie screening of “Finding Dory” with PMCM Events Management at Resorts World the other night and, as usual, Disney/Pixar hit a home run.
Finding Dory is every Disney/Pixar lover’s dream sequel. Even though it took 13 years to follow up on the well-received and much-loved Finding Nemo, it was definitely well worth the wait. The underwater graphics are superb, the new characters are amazing, the storyline is great and, above all things, it follows through with what I believe has always been the central theme of Finding Nemo: living with disability.
Without a doubt, Finding Dory also revolves around the usual Disney/Pixar themes of friendship, family and love; but the most important theme to me in this movie series is living with disability.
In case you’ve forgotten, Nemo’s right fin is smaller because of the damage made to him when he was still in his egg. This limited his ability to swim and caused Marlin to become over-protective, which, in turn, caused Nemo to rebel and ‘touch the butt’, and so on and so forth.
Eventually, Nemo has to try and save himself in the movie by swimming through a tube in an aquarium. Despite what the other fish said about him and his uneven fins, Nemo still pushed himself to the limit and got the job done. This kind of inspiration is scattered all over Finding Dory.
For starters, there’s Dory herself who suffers from short-term memory loss. Then, there’s Hank the septopus who has a seemingly irrational fear of kids. Then, there’s Destiny the whale shark who is near-sighted and Bailey the beluga who believes his sonar skills are busted. All of these characters suffer from a form of disability and all of them learn to overcome them in different ways. (I don’t want to give too much away, so make sure you watch the movie and find out how!)
Everyone will definitely be able to relate to Finding Dory in one way or another, and everyone is sure to be inspired by how the characters in the movie work past their disabilities. In a nutshell, all it really takes is at least one other person to believe in you and you can make anything happen. And if you can’t find anyone to believe in you? Believe in yourself. It may take a bit of time, effort and patience, but you can do anything you set your mind to do – you just need to believe it. :)
Special thanks to Resorts World Manila and PMCM Events Management for making this screening happen. :)
Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think of it? Would definitely love to hear your thoughts! :)