Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Moana Review: Sets Sail with Great Performances, Music and Adventure!
The film centers on Moana (Auil’i Cravalho): a young girl from the Motunui Island. All her life, as she is raised to be the next chieftain of her tribe, Moana constantly thinks about journeying the seas. However when a darkness begins to plague the Motunui Island Moana discovers the cause of it to be a 1000 year curse when the Heart of Te Fiti was stolen by the demigod Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). To save her island Moana travels the seas to find Maui so he can help her put the Heart of Te Fiti back in its rightful place. After a harsh meeting, Maui reluctantly helps Moana on her mission as they travel the ocean to restore peace to the world.
While it does goes adrift at times, Moana manages to sail to success. There were certainly bumps in its executions which was notable in the story’s progression and character development. Yet with its strong leads, adventurous themes and great music, Moana manages to find its own voice within the vast sea that is Disney. It may not be flawless but Moana does just enough to continue momentum in this new Disney Renaissance as well as being a delightful film to see this holiday season.