Moana Review with no spoilers Will boys enjoy it?

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Moana Review

 

My girl and I were so excited to go see Moana last night. I’ve been excited to see this since August when I went to Pete’s Dragon event and saw the Inner Workings short and interviewed Auli’i Cravalho. She’s so sweet and fun. So my girl, my son, my bff and my hubby all set out to see this movie last night. First of all they had a Moana girl there dressed just like her.  She had the same hair and everything and she was so fun for the kids. That was a great first impression. We entered the theater and waited for the showing in suspense. It was fun to see it in 3D. 

Will boys enjoy Moana

Let me just say it lived up to all the hype. My 14 year old son told me how much he enjoyed Moana. My bff said she was bringing her two grandsons back to see it. My 19 year old son took his girlfriend to see it and he enjoyed it too. That’s 3 boys with thumbs up for Moana!! If you have adopted you should know that there is an adoption aspect that might need to be talked about. In the movie they discuss giving someone away as a baby. Throwing them away is the way the “child” felt. We’ve had this discussion before with my daughter. She was fine sitting through it. She said at the time as we were watching it happen: “He needs to be happy with himself. The past is the past.” She is wise beyond her years. Of course this could come back up later for us to revisit and we shall if it does. 

We left saying she was a great role model for girls and we really enjoyed it. 

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And now the Moana Movie trailer and info you need!

 

 
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Genre: Animated Comedy/Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 23, 2016

Voice Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Producer: Osnat Shurer

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Notes:
Filmmakers auditioned hundreds of talented young women throughout the Pacific Islands before finding the gifted Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho, who did not initially pursue the coveted role. The film’s Hawai’i-based casting director recalled her singing performance from a video submission for a fundraiser/talent showcase and asked Auli’i to come in and try out. Three auditions later, including her first trip to Burbank, Calif., she earned the title role, thanks to raw talent.
Dwayne Johnson stars in the critically acclaimed “Ballers” for HBO, directed by Peter Berg. Last year, he starred in the blockbusters “Furious 7” and “San Andreas.” Up next, Johnson appears in “Central Intelligence” opposite Kevin Hart for New Line, the big-screen adaptation of “Baywatch” and “Fast 8.”
The diverse and dynamic team behind the film’s inspired music include Tony®-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning “Hamilton,” Tony-winning “In the Heights”), Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” “The Lion King”) and Opetaia Foa’i (founder and lead singer of the world music award-winning band Te Vaka).
Directors Ron Clements and John Musker made their writing-directing debut on the 1986 feature “The Great Mouse Detective.” They went on to write and direct some of Disney’s most beloved animated classics, including the undersea adventure “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, the hilarious hit “Aladdin” in 1992, 1997’s epic comedy “Hercules” and, most recently, 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”
Producer Osnat Shurer served as the executive producer of the shorts group at Pixar Animation Studios, responsible for Pixar’s short films, as well as all DVD bonus materials. While at Pixar, Shurer produced or executive produced a host of hit shorts, including the Oscar®-nominated “Lifted” (2006), “One Man Band” (2005) and “Boundin'” (2003).

 

Make sure you check out my other Moana posts! Moana coloring sheets, Moana movie trailers, making of Moana, and the Moana Soundtrack. 

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  1. I have a 10 year old and 8 year old, both boys, who went with my hubby and 3 year old to see the movie as well, and they want to see it again too! They loved it, and have both downloaded the soundtrack to their phones and my 19 year old nephew took his girlfriend to see it and said it was really good as well. I loved it!

    • I’m so glad your family enjoyed it!! Mine did too! It’s one of those movies we’ll own for sure!

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