MoanaDVD - 2017
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MomoT Apr 25, 2017
Heartwarming, funny, and it's actually really great to see a movie with a Polynesian story featuring Polynesian actors.
I felt a bit bad for Tem Morrison that they didn't let him do his own singing but other than that this is a great, feel-good movie that really captures the spirit of the people... Read More »
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Moana: Okay, first, I am not a princess. I'm the daughter of the chief.
Maui: Same difference.
Maui: If you wear a dress, and have an animal sidekick, you're a princess.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Long ago, the goddess of creation, Te Fiti, spread life all over the earth. The key to this was her heart. The heart was very powerful, but Maui, a demigod, wanted that power. He stole the heart from her and what came was darkness and monsters. The greatest monster, Te Ka, a lava monster hit Maui. With this, he lost his hook... and the heart.
A 1,000 years later, Gramma Tala is telling the story to the children of the village of Motanui. She forsees that one of the children will go out and find Maui and return the heart of Te Fiti. A little girl, daughter of the Chief Tui and Sina, named Moana is chosen by the ocean. Ever since then, she has been drawn to the ocean and expresses her love for it in every way of her life. She does not realize that she was chosen until many years later before Gramma Tala dies.
Moana sets off to find Maui in determination to save her island. Once she finds Maui, she realizes Maui stole the heart so he could give the power of life to the mortals and his hook is missing. Maui takes Moana's boat to get his hook and tries to keep Moana out of it by putting her in a cave. Moana manages to escape the cave and tries to get on her boat, but misses her landing spot. The ocean helps her get on her boat. Maui attempts to throw her out, but the ocean keeps putting her back. Maui knew he lost the "fight" when he tried to escape the boat and the ocean put him back on too.
Moana realizes Maui was afraid of the heart because he told her it was a curse and bad things would come for it. Moana thought he was kidding and started shouting for someone to get it, but then the Kakamoras, murdering little pirates, come.
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