A ravishing hoot! Moana movie is a fantastic animation that will ensure you have your time’s worth. It is a non-stop joyride that bides by cool contemporary vibes when it comes to cracking up conversations, as it weaves an ancient fanciful tale of Gods and Humans teaching us life’s countless valuable lessons. This Disney movie delves into rhythmic notes many a time (music is amazing by the way), chips in classy slapstick humour, leaving you mesmerized with its awesome animation. The level of detailing its animators reach is highly commendable.
Inner Workings – Short Film
Even before the movie begins we get to see a beautiful short called Inner Workings directed by Leo Matsuda. It scales the story of a man named Paul whose real-life decisions are marionettes to his internal organs. So there is a brain, a heart, lungs, a stomach and a bladder that steer Paul into choosing his purpose.
The Sean Lurie short film will beam you up instantly as it has that ounce of exciting humour that will crack you up. Inner Workings is a gorgeous lesson per se rolled up in its jesty bits. You just gotta pay attention.
Metaphor in Moana Movie
The tale of Moana movie is quite relatable if you try to look at the figurative side of it. It is as if watching elements of our own world take form into a tribal mythical story. It is all woven by an extant human emotional conundrum, that tries to show us how some dreams are tied down by people who stop us from flying.
It also expounds how life throws rocks at you in an attempt to steer you away, but despite all the punishing atrocities that are hurled our way, we gotta learn to sway with it. Pitfalls should not be the end of your pursuit. The flick inspires you to take a stand, not to be dependent on someone to get something done, rather do it yourself.
To fight for what you believe in, to chase your dreams, to keep persistently trying and to never lose hope. And it does all of that effortlessly with the help of two stunning characters created for the movie named Maui voiced by Dwayne Johnson and Moana voiced by Auli’i Cravalho.
The Plot of Moana movie (Spoilers)
Its plot being dipped in fantasy starts with Moana’s grandmother giving a backdrop to some children about the Goddess Te Fiti. The Goddess had a heart that could create life itself. It was stolen by a demigod Maui but in a fight with Te Ka, the lava monster, it had disappeared into the ocean. Moana, who was chosen by the ocean (Yes! it can high five you and stuff), was the one who discovers the pounamu stone at a quite young age. That entire sequence is so cute that it would make you want to cuddle everything in it.
Growing up she forgets all about the stone and gets lost in the humdrum of a life her parents wishes for her. But then one day, confronted by Gramma Tala she finally decides to venture out in the sea. To fulfill Tala’s dying wish and also to save her tribe from a sure-shot drought, she seeks Maui the demigod asking him to restore the rock to Te Fiti’s heart. What follows is their relentless comic sojourn to achieve the one Herculean goal that would reinstate balance in their lives.
Before I forget! Watch out for that dumb rooster called HeiHei. The cock is messed up in the head.
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Music in Moana movie
Moana entails musical elements that get mocked by at one point by Maui who says:
If you are gonna start singing, I am gonna throw up.
It goes on to show the genius of its creators. They were well aware of how some people are averse to the inclusion of too many songs, and so they were careful enough not to turn it into a musical. It doesn’t leave its fun enclave even when things seem to escalate at certain points. So, even after a song gets over, there is something funny lurking in the corner to make you smile.
“I Am Moana” sung by Rachel House and Auli’i Cravalho is one of the most powerful and inspiring songs in the movie. Followed by “How Far I’ll Go” another beautiful venture sung by the protagonist herself. “Shiny” by Jemaine Clement literally breathed a crab alive. Tamatoa will be remembered for days to come.
Moana movie was well edited and wrapped up in its remarkable story-line. Not for a second do you feel its pace deteriorating. One of the drawbacks the movie has is that it is way too much imaginative, which takes away its plausibility. You almost blurt out thinking how can a tattoo move around on a body? Or how can an Ocean have a brain of its own? Or how can an Island move? But with the touch of the divine, you have to settle with the fact that anything is possible in an illusory turn of events.
The flick also, at times, feel too much rushed. When you are trying to wrap your head around one thing, it shoots past into another frame. But mind you, leaving its precursor doesn’t make it less awesome.
Also, there is always that point where someone is having a song in their mouth. And you might sometimes end up reacting like Maui, “Here we go again!” But if you try to really listen you will see its captivating charm that will wipe out any indifference.
The Final Verdict
Moana movie is everything you wish to see in an animated movie. It is non-stop fun, retains a beautiful story and has outstanding music to top everything off.
Check out the trailer of Moana here: