Movie Review – Moana

Movie Review – Moana

Moana is the story of a Polynesian chieftain’s daughter who must save her land and people from a destructive force that changes food, fish, and plants into ash and rot. When she learns that she has been chosen by the ocean and the way to reverse the affects of this blight, she disobey’s her father and sails to find Maui. The demi-god Maui has taken the heart of a goddess and brought destruction. He is lost somewhere on the ocean without his magical fishhook.

Moana must convince Maui to replace the heart and save her people.

This was a great Disney movie with contagious songs. There were lots of cute scenes and an adorable rooster that made me laugh at its antics. Some critics disliked parts of the movie including Maui’s companion goddess, Hina, was not in the film. Polynesian culture has many goddesses. While it would’ve been cool for Disney to include Hina, there was a powerful goddess shown–Te Fiti.

All in all, I thought the animators and actors brought the film to life. Another Disney movie we’ll keep and wear out.

My rating 4.6 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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