Sunday, January 1, 2017

Movie Review: ****^Moana

Here is a Disney movie without a romantic relationship, yet it is beautiful and I was thoroughly entertained.  Moana (Auli'i Carvalho) is given a mission by the ocean, of finding the demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and carrying the heart of Te Fiti (a goddess of life) which he stole 1000 years before.  This has caused a curse which is slowly spreading to all the islands, and reaches the island of Moana.  Moana is the chief's daughter, and destined to become chief.  Her father (Temeura Morrison) does not like anyone to go beyond the safety of the reef.  However the ocean is calling Moana, and her grandmother (Rachel House) knows of the need for a quest, and that Moana has been chosen.  There is plenty of action, a battle against coconut pirates, and a visit to the monsters below, all to fulfill the quest.  There are even a couple twists at the end, one when they give up, and when when they have to return the heart.  Great fun!  Plenty of Polynesian dance and culture, and the music is also right on.

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