A friend and I went with the kids to watch Moana last night. I loved seeing Polynesian islands in animation again. The scenery is beautiful--much more of it, and more vivid compared to Lilo and Stitch. The storyline was typical Disney, of course. I feel like I've seen this movie a dozen times before. I would add that I am getting tired of seeing male characters portrayed as cowardly, ignorant, and/or irresponsible. This movie succeeds in that aspect, which is disappointing. Having sons, it would be nice to see a movie where a young man is the hero. Instead, we seem to find thattoo many of Disney's children's movies feature a heroine with weak male characters around her. Other than the above-mentioned observation and the glorifying of pagan belief systems, it was an entertaining and uplifting movie.
Moana (2016) 1080p YIFY Movie
Moana (2016) 1080p
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
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The Synopsis for Moana (2016) 1080p
Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Whiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Whiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.
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The Reviews for Moana (2016) 1080p
Beautiful animation, predictable storylineReviewed bylorilettVote: 3/10
Another wonderful movie to add to the Disney classics.
The film stars the daughter of a chief who sets of on journey to saveher island. She journeys to find Maui, a mischievous block of tattooedmuscles, I mean demigod, to help her save the world. They bond, fight,laugh and save the world with the help of the dumbest chicken you haveever met.
The film doesn't exactly break boundaries, break from its typical storylines, explore mature themes or entertain adults the same way it canchildren. There are a lot animations that do this and Moana isn't oneof them. I think this is the main reason people can't appreciate Moana.But WOW! It certainly leaves you feeling all chipper and sing-songy.
It's an utterly beautiful, light hearted (with an occasional tearjerker) and humorous film. If you don't like Frozen, Big Hero 6 orFinding Dory please don't watch. This is a movie I will recommend toanyone and everyone because its definitely in Disneys top 10 out ofwhat...like 200 films.
For people who are complaining about plot and character dev. Pleasestop. Disney has worked to the bone to avoid cultural appropriation andmisrepresentation whilst offering a visually stunning, humorous andadventurous plot. Sorry, if they didn't include that plot twist youwere salivating for.
Its get 10/10 instead 9/10 because I enjoyed this movie too much.
Easily ranks among the best from the Disney Studio, and a very worthy successor to Mulan 1998, a similar story equally well done.
Oddly also seems to be best work ever from Dwayne Johnson, perhaps not the first name I would have associated with "voice acting," but a star turn nonetheless.
If you want to be picky -- which is the reviewer's job, after all -- the momentum slows a little at the top of the third act, but the ultimate themes of redemption, forgiveness and self-discovery at the finale are an absolute joy.
As they used to say, "for children of all ages."