We all have our little rituals for going to the cinema, a certain combination of snacks perhaps, mocking the ads, commenting on the trailers, etc. The usual.
One of mine is a bottle of water that I’ll usually finish well before the film ends. In the case of Moana it was still half full when the credits rolled. That almost never happens, and it speaks to how well Moana held my attention.
Moana is essentially the modern Disney musical in CGI form rather than cel animation. It is the direct inheritor of Beauty and the Beast and the string of films that followed it, and a worthy inheritor indeed. Continue reading