with Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Ron Clemmens and John Muske
Animation, Adventure, Comedy (2016)
After watching Moana with a heart filled with enjoyment I knew this Disney movie would be a instant classic for me.
The story of Moana, the daughter of the tribal leader, kicks into gear after multiple events threaten the villagers safety and she embarks on a journey to save them from the darkness. She was a fantastic protagonist, decisive, interesting, headstrong and always propelled the action forward. Moana is a great role model for all the kids watching her.
Another big character is for sure the incredible charismatic Maui. He has the best song and it’s fantastic that most of his tattoo’s were hand drawn animation. Is mind boggle that the studio recurred to a traditional animation style because it blended so smoothly with the computer animation.
I really liked the motives and plot points Moana choose to approach: the respect for nature, venture into the unknown, finding your own path and even how cruel people can be for those that treat them nicely. My favorite part was immersing myself on a new culture with its own myths and traditions that responded with grace to all the unfair criticism it got near the release date.
What more to say other than the song were amazing! Lin Manuel Miranda’s talent was a big plus to this movie and the soundtrack was also an important player on setting up this world. Moana was able to capture the Disney essence and brought it to a new generation.
May The Almighty GIP be with you, L.T:Htlls