Watched Moana with the kids. It was very good. I miss Hawaii already. And now I want to visit all the Pacific islands.
The visuals are gorgeous, especially the way they render the ocean.
I felt Moana was a good role model for my youngest one. Strong and independent, kind-hearted and determined.
Joy told me some of the backstory as to why this movie was made.
The Pacific Islanders were the great ocean navigators 3,000 years ago, but suddenly, without explanation, they stopped voyaging for a thousand years, and then restarted it just as suddenly. This story was made to explain this mystery.
You can tell that Disney put a lot of research in getting the cultures and histories right. Hopefully, it will get people interested in the stories of the Pacific Islands.
Now I can't get the theme song out of my head.
We set a course to find
A brand new island everywhere we row,
We keep our island in our mind
And when it’s time to find home,
We know the way."