Moana (2016)HD Closed Captioning AD
John Musker & Ron Clements
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About the Movie
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 223
- Fresh: 213
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Story of Pacific Islander girl on a quest benefits from Dwayne Johnson's comic timing and a Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack
Fresh: The film achieves what the best Disney animated features do: a sense of place that is refined and specific.
Fresh: The narrative is a fairly predictable hero's journey -- Maui even calls her "The Chosen One" -- but the movie is refreshing for its lack of a love interest; instead Moana learns how to chart her own course.
Fresh: I have a soft spot for the gigantic, arrogant, avaricious crab named Tamatoa.
Akin to Lion King
This movie has the potential to be the new generation's Lion King. It abounds with a faithfulness to different cultures and a genuine appreciation for Polynesian traditions and mythology. The story subverts Disney's tried-and-true formula to create a refreshing protagonist and a compelling, hilarious companion that can still elicit emotion from the audience (not unlike Robin Williams' Genie in Aladdin). The animation is ground-breaking, lush, and consistently awe-inspiring. Mancina's score continues to accentuate tension of action as well as the playfulness of calm scenes, and Disney may have made the best decision in getting Lin-Manuel Miranda to compose its songs. Simply a must-see.
EVEN BETTER THAN FROZEN!!!!
This is the BEST movie I have seen in a while and I am 17 years old! It was definitely worth it!
The culture is mesmerizing and the soundtrack is catchy. The ocean is SO magical. I love it and my 4 year old does too!
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Released: 2016
- © 2016 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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