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Saturday, December 31, 2016

D-Xirable Movie Time! Disney's Moana!

 Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Today, I went to see Disney's Moana at Cinemark Palace in the Plaza. It was such a cute movie! I adored it!

Disney "Moana"

Disney "Moana"

Movie Synopsis:

Moana, voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, is the sole daughter of the chief of Motunui Island, a position she herself is destined one day to overtake. Problem is, Moana feels a deep, instinctual urge to set out into the unknown waters beyond the reefs that surround her island, much to the consternation of her father, Chief Tui. As fate would have it, the ocean chooses Moana to embark on a mission to find the once-adored, now-disgraced demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), in order to restore the stolen Heart of Te Fiti, a gemstone with the power to create new life, to its original resting place and thus save her home from destruction. Before Maui can help our feisty hero, however, he must first find his lost magical fish hook, an object bestowed onto him by the gods which grants the ability to shape-shift into any animal. Together the two face coconut pirates, a narcissistic monster crab and each other as they set out across the ocean to meet their destinies.

A young and cute, Moana!

A young and cute, Moana!

I enjoyed watching this movie. Unlike other Disney movies, the parents didn't die in this film. However, Moana's grandma does. Her grandma was my favorite character in this film. She was considered the crazy lady of the island but she was really wise.

Tala was spirited, eccentric, and independent. She was fiercely devoted to the idea of being true to yourself and "listening to your heart." As such, she would never adhere to normality for the sake of fitting in, making her somewhat of an outcast, though she holds the reputation of "village crazy lady" with prideful awareness.

“Why are you acting weird.” –Moana
“I am the village crazy lady that is my job. –Gramma Tala

"It's called way finding, princess. It's not just sails and knots. It's seeing where you're going in your mind, knowing where you are by knowing where you've been." –Maui

Here are some more of my favorite quotes from the movie:

"You will do great things, but first you must learn where you are meant to be." –Chief Tui

Chief Tui and Sina

"Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface. Far beneath." –Moana

"The ocean chose you for a reason." –Moana to herself

Moana and the ocean

"You did everything for them so they’d love you." –Moana
"It was never enough." –Maui

Moana and the demigod, Maui

"The gods aren't the ones who make you Maui, you are." –Moana

"Scars can heal and reveal just where you are." –Gramma

"They have stolen the heart from inside you. This is not who you are. You know who you are." 

Moana is a cute, heartfelt, family movie about a young girl's journey. It's definitely a movie to see!

Hope you enjoyed the post and pics! Happy New Year's Eve!

With love,
LaTasha B.

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