'Finding Dory' finally arrives in cinemas and it appears that this long awaited sequel to the much-adored 'Finding Nemo' was totally worth the wait - for fans of the original at least. Critics can't get enough of the overwhelming emotion of the movie, nor of its resonance in the world of childhood disability.

Finding Dory'Finding Dory' is probably the best sequel of the year

For every critic who's dismissing 'Finding Dory' as unoriginal, another one is exalting it for its sensitivity and relevance; suitably adapted for this decade but still remaining inescapably familiar after 13 years. 'It's like meeting up with an old friend and realizing that somehow, in spite of all the years and distance, no time has passed at all', Consequence Of Sound wrote.

As much as it is a side-splitting comedy, the drama remains strong throughout. 'This is a movie for everyone, but especially for parents of kids with special needs', CoS added, insisting that rather than using Dory's memory-loss as comedy leverage, 'they make Dory's illness a strength'.

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The emotion that comes along with Dory's plight is almost palpable. 'You feel every ounce of Dory's panic and her parents' desperation', said EW, but that isn't to say that it dulls out the comedy in the story, especially with Ellen Degeneres 'effortlessly shifting from jokes to self-perpetuated anxiety attacks' according to The Guardian. Plus, there's a multitude of new characters to keep the funny alive; 'Every species that Dory meets is its own kind of comic gold', Indiewire reveals.

However, there were the usual criticisms even if it has managed to reach 93% on Rotten Tomatoes so far. The distinct lack any sort of villain meant that the movie lacked 'a wildness, a sense of danger' for the Sydney Morning Herald. Plus, many also noted a lack of originality; 'Impatience surpasses enjoyment well before the predictable climax', reported The Hollywood Reporter. 'The film lacks the knockout creativity upon which Pixar has built its brand', Indiewire added.

But even while critics agree that it 'falls rather short of its wondrous progenitor' (THR), Indiewire reminds us that it's still 'a compelling argument for why we make [sequels]in the first place'.