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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. Written by
Lin-Manuel Miranda was signed on to write the music for Moana (2016) before the Broadway stage musical "Hamilton" became a worldwide phenomenal hit. After it did, he would often chat with the rest of the crew through Skype from backstage, sometimes still in costume. See more »
When Maui and Moana argue about whether or not she's a princess, Maui says, "If you wear a dress and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess." However, in this scene, Moana isn't wearing a dress. She's wearing a crop top and skirt. See more »
In the beginning, there was only ocean. Until the Mother Island emerged: Te Fiti. Her heart held the greatest power ever known. It could create life itself and Te Fiti shared it with the world. But in time, some began to seek Te Fiti's heart. They believed if they could possess it, the great power of creation would be theirs. And one day, the most daring of them all waged across the vast ocean to take it. He was a demi-god of the wind and sea. He was a warrior, a trickster, a ...
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Moana is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by not worrying about substance and having a film play for straight entertainment value. I had my own expectations because I used to do the old in and out with a Moana so substantially your review may be different. Here we have a film that takes elements such as beautiful CGI, beautiful locations and a bucket load of plot clichés and blends it all into a so-so enjoyable film experience. Of course, Moana doesn't always come across very realistically and, at times even, it's downright ridiculous; but it's done in such a way that it doesn't matter, and because of that we have a film that the usual little princesses will like. The film has a closeted wrestler in it, who had his first success with the Mummy franchise. It has to be said that the scene setting and way that the plot moves is somewhat ham-fisted, as sometimes it's painfully obvious that certain sections of the film are sexist against men, but that has been the norm in the last few years and I don't mind telling you even though I have my own family now the old days of in and out with the Moana I knew came back to me. However, for every three-way and sex scene in my mind, the film gives back an extra point for cgi entertainment value.
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