Movie Review: Disney’s Moana

By Terri

Disney’s Moana hits theaters this Wednesday (November 23, 2016) and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser! We had the privilege of seeing it a week early – and it’s a heart-warming story, full of laughs.

Moana, an adventurous teenager, sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.


Moana follows the pattern of your fun-loving, typical Disney animated movie. You have your main characters, a silly sidekick, however there’s not much of a villain (you’ll see what I mean when you watch it.) Messages of not giving up hope are woven throughout the film. While the movie runs just under 2 hours, the story holds your attention until the very end. This film is full of Hawaiian culture, vibrant colors, great music, and funny characters! The name Moana contains 3-syllables and is pronounced as “Moo-Wah-Nuh.”

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