Review | Moana

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The Chief’s daughter hears the call of adventure and leaves the tribe to try to save the world.

Review 2016 by Flytrap

Moana

Written by:Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall

Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement
Full cast and crew here

Rated PG
Running time: 114 Mins

I will say that about this film; it is gorgeous. Bright colors, superb animation and great voicing from Cravalho and Johnson, this should have been a big notch in Disney’s belt.

However, the story is basic Disney fare, pretty standard by most standards. There is a lot of quippy dialog and some true belly-laughs throughout, but with a bare-bones plot and no real surprises, I felt pretty blah about the whole experience. And for a Disney musical, the songs were banal.

I cannot really recommend this one; if you must see it, go to a matinee and save some bucks. I did not see it in 3-D and did not notice anything that would have been spectacular enough to dim any of the colors. There is one, totally useless, post credit scene. I wasted my time waiting for it; don’t make the same mistake.

Flytrap rating: 6.5/10

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