Finding Dory amidst the political chaos

Monday June 27, 2016 Written by Published in Entertainment
The American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure fi lm Finding Dory is now screening at the Empire Cinema. 16062420 The American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure fi lm Finding Dory is now screening at the Empire Cinema. 16062420

IT’S BEEN a heck of a week, and I thought it went by pretty quickly.


Maybe it was because with all the political dramas that put the country in the limelight, those closer to the action were so busy there was hardly any time to spare.

The events of Monday will be the topic of conversation at social gatherings for quite a while. The debate on who is right will go on until the next drama.

Anyway, it all comes down to a matter of perspective, and let’s hope that all the chaos and bickering clears up soon.

The last thing anyone would want is a piece of paradise like the Cook Islands, which has a reputation of being a beautiful, peaceful place with nice, friendly people, being unfairly tarnished by exaggerated overseas media reports

A term such as “coup” is a bit too harsh to describe the events of last Monday, when the opposition coalition had a go at overthrowing the government.

Ask me, because I know what real coups are like. I come from a country which is known for them and one thing I can assure you is, there is nothing good about a coup.

What transpired on Monday, whether it was legal or not, was at least done in a peaceful manner.

The sad part is, it has attracted some bad publicity for the country. I hope this doesn’t affect the industry which drives the Cook Islands economy.

But let me come to my point. How many people here on Rarotonga really care about what has been happening in the political front this week?

I went to the Empire Cinema on Thursday to check out the latest release and among the crowd that lined up for their tickets, there was barely a mention of politics.

All excitement was about Finding Dory. Mind you, there were more grownups in the queue than children.

Because of the huge turnout at the Empire’s school fundraiser on Thursday night, I didn’t get a chance to check this flick out, but I did manage to gather some information about this movie.

To be honest, I’m not a fan of Nemo and his buddies but I hear they are interesting and I may see it for myself this weekend.

Finding Dory is the sequel of the 2013 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film Finding Nemo.

It’s about the journey of Dory, a regal blue tang fish, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, reuniting with her lost family.

Aided by Marlin, (a clownfish and Dory’s good friend), and Nemo, a young juvenile clownfish and Marlin’s son, the trio set off to an epic journey, full of obstacles, exploring the beauty of marine ecosystem.

Finding Nemo was a “feel good movie,” the sort of thing that makes you appreciate the beauty of marine life and its environment.

It featured some amazing animation which was a sight to behold, and it was a heartwarming lesson of resilience amidst adversity. Finding Dory can be expected to be pretty much along the same lines.

And on the subject of adversity and chaos, I think Finding Dory has come at a right time for some to learn a few life lessons.

One is never too old to learn, and move on.

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