3 stars (out of 4)
When her idyllic homeland becomes blighted by a spreading curse, the Chief’s daughter sets out on a quest to find the fallen hero who triggered the curse, and make him correct his wrongdoing.
The early part of the film was my favourite because it was so insanely cute! Pua the adorable pig, the little sea turtle, and baby Moana! Hnnngg!
The rest of the movie played out like a pirate adventure starring a capable heroine. It was somewhat predictable, but satisfactorily enjoyable nonetheless.
Another highlight was the animated/moving tattoos covering Maui’s body, which not only looked impressive, but was literally a character of its own.
I felt pretty meh about most of the soundtrack; not because it was bad, only that it was just not my kind of music.