Thursday, December 1, 2016

Movie Review: MOANA

Release date: November 30, 2016 (Philippines)
Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements
Producer: Osnat Shurer
Screenplay: John Musker, Ron Clements, Taika Waititi, Jared Bush
Music composed by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina, Opetaia Foa'i

What the story is about:
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.
Thoughts on the movie: 

So last Wednesday, my friend and myself decided to spend Bonifacio Day at the mall. Haha. We went to see the new Disney flick, MOANA. He's a Disney fan and anything made by Disney is like a treasure to him. He needs to see a movie or needs to buy something from this big giant of a corporation. Maybe I'm just stretching that last  part but he is...a true blue Disney nut.

Anyways, so we were running late for the movie, not the first time this happened... When we arrived at the Cinema to get tickets, there's this long like to get them. Children of all ages were scattered within the cinema, some were dancing, and yeah they are. I don't know why, maybe they're just bored waiting for the tickets and decided to do ballroom dancing out of the blue. There were seniors loitering around ready to go inside the cinema with their discounted tickets and there were cheerful families as well. Lots of them. It was pandemonium. Everybody wanted to go first. The reason? A bad one. There were two cashiers stationed for tickets and we were like, this is the opening day for two local popular films and a major Disney movie and you have what? Two cashiers? I mean, come on man. That is a bad call from the management. They should have added more. 

Okay, with that out of the way, I'll get on with my review. Moana is stunning. I mean, the story is nothing I've seen before. It is an original for me. I enjoyed every minute of it. The character of Moana is this gentle girl who loves her people very much but she must take all that responsibility and become a leader to them. A weight on her shoulder that she wants to escape. But her father persuaded her that she must do it and it is expected of her. The journey is not without hurdles. With the help of Maui, they set out to find Te Fiti and restore the heart that was stolen from her. The movie is about committing mistakes and admitting them and asking for forgiveness. Disney has delivered another beautiful creation in Moana and I forgot to mention that the soundtrack for this movie is great. Already have it on my player and been listening to it non-stop and can’t seem to stop dancing. Disney has produced another keeper in Moana, it was so good that we watched it again for the second time that day. Go and see it! I’ll give this movie 5 stars out of 5. 

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