PG-Rated | Duration 1h 47min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Story: A terrible curse incurred by demi-God Maui reaches a small island in Ancient Polynesia. The chieftain’s daughter is an adventurous young woman who loves the sea, sails to find Maui, and resolves the curse.
Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writers: Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, Ron Clements, John Musker
Review: Yet another coming of age story by Disney, left in the very capable hands of Ron Clements and John Musker. The narrative follows a classic hero quest; where Moana sails for the unknown adventure, as she tries to save her island. Initially, Moana defies her family to pursue her own quest, but in the process, she learns to accept the teachings and traditions of her culture, without sacrificing her inner shelf. Moana is an independent and heroic protagonist, however, she shows vulnerability and compassion.
The film builds a vibrant and beautiful world, inspired by Polynesian mythology. The music can hold up to such classics as “Reflection” and “Belle” and the animation in this film is spectacular.
Overall Moana is a completely delightful film.
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