In an ancient world, Moana is a princess next in line to lead her village on the island. She longs to travel across the ocean, explore what lies there beyond the horizon. However, her family forbids it in fear for her safety, initiated by a tragic event that banned all boats as well as people from going near the water. When a curse reaches Moana’s island, she sets out to find the only one responsible for her villagers’ demise: Demigod Maui.
Out of 5 stars, this is a 4 out of 5 for sure. Without giving out spoilers, Moana has a detailed, emotional script, as well as an astounding soundtrack that Disney is known for. The main reason this did not get a full 5 stars was that some things within the movie left holes in the back-story. I feel that a deeper explanation would have made the movie more memorable in general.
Miguel had a dream to become a musician. His family, however, banned music ever since his great, great grandmother started the trend after she was betrayed by her own husband. He focused on his music career more than his own family it seemed, and when he left her and their daughter, Coco, the mother got rid of all music in the house and raised their daughter on her own. Ever since, the family despised music–however, Miguel wasn’t going to give up his passion.
Out of 5 stars, this definitely deserves a full 5. Charming, funny, suspenseful–this movie was amazing. The people who created this movie worked hard to provide something as wonderful and eye-catching as this. You can tell that every detail was made with heart, and every word in the script was written with soul. Coco was made with pure passion. I highly recommend this incredible, cinematic experience!
Yes, I know this is a kid’s movie. BUT–it is such a great movie that it just lifts my spirits every time I watched it. It’s colorful and silly, yet it has room to teach us about our basic human emotion–happiness.
The main plot is about a world where two creatures exist–small ones called trolls, who love to sing, dance, hug and just be happy, and big ones called bergens, who are relatively miserable creatures that don’t know how to be happy on their own. One day, bergens discovered that they can be happy by eating trolls. Thus, the bergens captured the trolls’ tree, where all the trolls lived, and once a year they held a festivity called trollstice to eat trolls. However, on one trollstice day, the trolls escape and the royal cook responsible for conducting the feast is banished from Bergen Town. Twenty years later, the trolls are rediscovered, and some get captured. It is up to Princess Poppy, the heir to the throne of Troll Village, and Branch, one troll who doesn’t want to be happy, to save their friends from the bergens.
Out of 5 stars, I give this movie a full 5. Read below to see why~
Gentle warning: there are some mild spoilers and hints, but I promise to be as vague as possible.