It is a 2016 Fantasy/adventure movie which suitable for family to watch together. The story is about an adventurous teenage girl named Moana. In the effort to save her people, she sails out on a daring mission. In her journey, she meets a demigod Maui. They both sail across the open ocean with impossible odds and monsters on their way. Well, that is where the great story lies.
Beside of fulfilling the quest of her ancestors, Moana is also seeing her own identity. Especially for girls, this Disney movie is the brand new one to love. However, there are some issues to criticize about it.
As said the journey is about saving her people. If the sea is really on her side, then why not just bring Moana to the site directly? It seems that the sea wants her to be hard in finding the quest. Well, the quest even includes the legendary Maui, the demigod. After all, Maui has done something really bad by stealing the heart of Te Fiti, the creator of all things as well as the Mother Island.
However, there are positive elements by watching this movie. There are educational parts which surely good for children to copy and paste in their life. It is all about sacrifice and loyalty. These qualities are what define the character of Moana. As a determined and focused teenage girl, she fights for what she believes in. A better world is what she after for everyone.
Spiritual content in this movie contains mythology about a demigod and an island goddess. Personally, I think this is just nonsense but I have got to respect others’ belief.
There is no sexual content at all which is greatly safe for children to watch. But, those tattoos on Maui’s body, kids should not see such thing.
A few of thumping moments are shown in this perilous overly movie. The most perilous one is the fights between Maui and fireball-thrower Lava Giant who apparently unpredictable is the Te Fiti herself.
There is something I dislike about Moana anyway. It is about when she is angry and yells out an unfinished words, son of a … It is should be said even by a warrior goddess which she is not at all.
Negative elements about this movie are a few but still bad as they are. The content has drug and alcohol which featured by tranquilizer. Although she is adventure for the sake of her people, Moana should not stand against her father. This is disobedience!
Overall, the animation is bright and colorful which everyone falls in love with. Catchy songs are wonderful as the pairs to the animation.