My daughter and I were thrilled when we received the special invite to watch an early screening of FINDING DORY last night with an audience of adoring fans and other press families. This type of group feels different than the average audience, because you know that they make the extra effort to be a part of this specific movie experience.
We arrived at the Egyptian-themed Cinemark movie theater and reveled at the décor.
The CINEMARK EGYPTIAN 24 AND XD THEATRE is a very different feeling from our standard movie theater. I enjoyed explaining the thought behind the concept, as my daughter wondered if it was a real Egyptian building that someone built a movie theater within. Each pillar illustrated a different story, while massive statues of Anubis and sphinxes completed the overall feeling.
Our excitement grew as we received our 3D glasses and found our seats among the chattering kids of all ages and heights. The lights turned down, and we were finally going to watch the next chapter in the FINDING NEMO storyline. Most of us have waited 13 years to meet new friends in the deep blue, since FINDING NEMO grabbed our hearts.
My first Pixar movie, TOY STORY (1995) started a new pre-movie short tradition that has continued with every single feature film since then. The short that precedes FINDING DORY does not disappoint. If you usually enjoy those Pixar appetizers, then you will LOVE ‘Piper’.
The story was such a captivating delight, that my squealing daughter and I almost forgot about DORY and were ready to go home. Yes, we are HUGE Pixar fans.
Next, the main feature began and we instantly hopped on the virtual undersea ride of the world of FINDING DORY. Check out our non-spoiler Mommy&Me Movie Review:
Family Viewing Disclaimer (1/low – 5/high scale):
My 11-year old daughter noticed the absence of any specific evil or bad characters in the story. No villains. Just amusing situations. We appreciated the story and absolutely enjoyed the vast different personalities with each character.
0 – NUDITY/SEX – It is a true PG movie, I would feel comfortable showing it to kids of all ages.
3 – VIOLENCE – Some scenes suggest impending doom, but there is nothing serious that occurs to scare anyone too bad.
0 – PROFANITY – NONE, for once…
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Stay tuned for my next review. Maybe we will be able to check out Cinemark’s latest D-BOX movie experience.
Watch my daughter tilt and bump along with the upcoming action sequel: INTERDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE.