Shout out to my Hawaiian sister from another mister, Geri. I’m sorry I saw this without you.
Ok for snacks I didn’t sneak anything in the theater because I went to Dennys and had their Cinnamon spice egg nog pancakes. Fat ass right? Who really eats that heavy meal before going to the movies? Well I do. Hahahahaha
Please go see Moana and see it in 3d. It is an amazing experience. Everybody who voiced a character in this Film, is of Hawaiian, Polynesian, Or Oceania decent. Moana means Deep Water or Ocean depending on what culture explains it to you. Newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho stars as Moana. A fun loving, strong willed, intelligent, renaissance lady, who is the princess of her people on the island of Motunui. Moana at a very young age was chosen by the ocean itself to be its goddess. While growing up Moana’s grandma, GRAMMA (Rachael House) would tell Moana of different folklores such as the Great Demigod Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) stealing the stone pounamu from the goddess Te Fiti and losing it somewhere in the Ocean. Her dad Chief Tui Waialiki is trying to raise Moana to be the greatest Heir of her people but that comes with one rule: “Do not go past the island’s reef” Moana’s mother Sina (Nicole Scherzinger) is very understanding of both her daughter’s and husband’s point of views about leaving the Island. Legend has it whoever returns the stone to Te Fiti, that it would bring you great power and restore any dire environments around your native lands.
Unfortunately for Moana, she can never leave the island no matter what. After several attempts to leave, her Gramma Tala convinces Moana that it is her mission to do something that even her father could not do: Find the Demigod Maui and make him return the artifact to Te Fiti.
Without giving away too much, this film was excellent. The singing, the cultural references, the comedy, the animation, the drama, the suspense, the thrills and the smoothness of the film. I am happy that Disney used Polynesian people and allowed people to see a great part of their culture and heritage without butchering most of it. There were a few inaccuracies but imma let it slide.
I give this movie an A+. Please watch this film and bring the kids, it’s fun for everyone.