Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Movie Review: Disney's Moana! Go see it!

*Disclosure: My family was invited to a screening of Moana to review it for ourselves. We were not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are ours and ours alone!!

This past Monday night, my family had the great opportunity to attend an early screening of Disney's newest movie- Moana! In case you haven't heard about this new movie, here's a bit about it, from the movie's website: 

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana 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.

I absolutely loved this movie. The animation is gorgeous and the island scenery made me want to immediately book a trip to the nearest Pacific island for some sun and water. And the story and the characters are really charming and entertaining. I liked how many funny spots were interspersed with the serious elements of the story, so there was always comic relief and laughter waiting around the corner. I also really liked that the parents in this movie, unlike in many Disney movies, managed to stay alive throughout the whole movie! Moana is a great main character, with lots of bravery and willingness to take on challenges to help her family and her island. I will happily watch this movie many more times with my kids, and you should as well! It's a great movie for the whole family to enjoy!