Movie Review: Moana (2016)


I loved this movie. It was wonderful. It’s truly a wonderful movie for kids and adults.

This movie showcase how important the journey is. It also celebrates the pacific Island culture, their relationship with the ocean and islands as well as preserving their history and looking to the future. Yes, magic is mysterious, wondrous and could have solved the issue, but in the end Moana, Maui, and the Polynesian people had to complete this journey or they wouldn’t have learned a thing. 

My 5-year-old also enjoyed the movie. He did comment that the lava monster was scary, but only for that little bit.

What a marvousl movie that is well worth watching. For me I will be watching this again and putting it on my buy list.

Rated: 4 Stars

I borrowed this movie from the library. The library gives me the freedom to watch all the movies I want for free. 

Update 6/3/17: I’ve since received Moana as a gift. 



I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Jen Twimom

Hey friend… as you know I already follow and visit you, but I’m also stopping by as part of #getsocial17

I found the movie to be okay. I think it was just so overhyped to me, that when I finally saw it, it wasn’t all I had hoped it would be. Glad you and the family enjoyed it!

LilyElement Book Reviews

I loved this movie as well 🙂


I have not heard of this one but I am gald you enjoyed it #getsocial17


glad -sorry for the typo!

Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading

I have not seen this one yet. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing.#getsocial17


My family has been wanting to watch this movie. We’re planning on renting it soon. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I’m stopping by from the #getsocial17 blog hop. It’s nice to meet you.

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

yay! I actually have this on my Netflix queue. It looks like such a cute movie. I’m glad you guys enjoyed it.

Mary Kirkland

I haven’t seen this one yet. #getsocial17

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt

this is on my watch wish list. Thanks for the great review!

herding cats & burning soup

This is on my want to watch list! I’m so glad to see you liked it. And the little one did, too 🙂