Disney brings us yet another movie full of songs, adventure, and self-fulfillment. Moana is about a young girl, who is the daughter of the chief, that will one day to be chief herself. When she is very little, her grandmother tells her the story of Maui, the demi-God who stole the heart of Tafiti and doomed their tribe's land from being plentiful for years to come. In her bones, she can feel that she belongs on the sea, on adventures and voyages, and not just on their little island. When Moana's grandmother passes away, she reminds her of the story of Maui and how the ocean has chosen her to go on the voyage to restore the heart.
So off she goes to find Maui, get his magical hook back, and restore the heart of Tafiti. The heart is a hugely sought after aspect of this tale. On their journey, the come across pirates (who are coconuts), the king of the monster realm (who is an egotistical crab), and a lava monster. Will all the troubles that
Liked Its & Hated Its
I liked the pig and which I could have seen more of it instead of the rooster, even though the rooster still was able to show us some comical relief. I liked the music for the most part, was fairly catchy. I didn't like the seen where they go to the realm of the monsters. That crab was a little too weird to me and I didn't see how it fit into the story. I personally didn't like his song either. I liked the relationship that Moana and Maui created between themselves. I also liked the relationship that Moana had with the ocean. I thought it was cool how the movie portrayed the ocean as a living being with thoughts and actions that could help Moana on her journey.
I liked the legend of Tafiti and how the designers made her look throughout the movie, the transformations that she went through because of the heart either being there or not were interesting to me. I loved the beginning scene with baby Moana as she decides that she'd rather help the baby turtle to the ocean rather than pick up the beautiful shell she found.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"