Saturday, September 1

Movie Review: Moana (2016)

Film Title: Moana
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins 
Released: 2016
Genre:  Animation, Adventure, Comedy 
Rating: PG
Where I Got It: Netflix


In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.


Been holding off on watching this for a while. Why? Not sure. I get worried I won't like the newest Disney film. This was on Netflix so why not give it a try?

It was cute. The story was very good. Super original and it had a charm to it that I can't really describe. 

The story follows Moana who is the daughter of the chief. Since she was a wee thing she has been drawn to the ocean and for a reason. She was chosen to help return the heart stone to the where it belongs and to make the demigod who caused it all to help. Moana finally gives in to the call and goes. 

The songs were okay. I enjoyed Moana's song. Stuck in my head now. The other songs were just okay compared to that one. 

There were lots of humor and serious moments. I did tear up a couple of times especially. A couple heart-to-heart moments that struck a cord! Ugh! Feels. 

The best part of the film was the effects. So beautiful and amazing. They really made the water magical and beautiful. It actually made me want to go sailing even though the ocean and I have beef right now. I'm more of the Dad at the moment when it comes to the ocean ;). OCEAN DANGEROUS!! But yes, the ocean was done so beautiful and magical. It looked so real!

The ending was so amazing. I didn't expect it. Such a good twist!!!

In the end, I enjoyed this film a lot. It was so charming and heart-warming with some good laughs. A good main song while the others were just okay. I'll stamp this with 4 stars. 


Sophia Rose said...

I just saw this one last weekend. It was cute, fresh, and yes, a solid one. :)

Carole said...

Hi Carole Rae. Our indigenous people are Polynesian - the Maori - so this film caused quite a stir. The studio even issued a version in Maori - a first for Disney! Cheers frm Carole's Chatter

Melliane said...

I liked this one

Blodeuedd said...

Well after having watched Froz a lot lately, all I can say it was no Frozen! Still good though ;)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I just watched this one on netflix, too! It was a cute watch :)

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, it is a solid watch.

Carole, Wow! Kuddos to Disney!

Melliane, it is good.

B, I do agree. I liked Frozen a hair more.

Anna, it really was!