Movie Review: Moana (2016)

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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'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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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19 comments on “Movie Review: Moana (2016)

  1. 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!
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    • I try to avoid the hip on movies. We don’t go to the theater much and wait for them to come out before checking them out. We had a fun time with the movie. Thank’s for stoping in for the event. ^_^

  2. I loved this movie as well 🙂

    • It is so fun. The music is amazing and the characters are fun.

  3. I have not heard of this one but I am gald you enjoyed it #getsocial17
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    • glad -sorry for the typo!
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      • Thank’s for stopping in. Moana is a cute movie.

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

    • Thank’s for stopping in for the #getsocial17 event. It’s a fun movie to watch.

  5. 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.

    • Thank’s for stopping by. My son had me watching this one 5 times before we returned it back to the library. He’s only 5. I didn’t mind since it’s so cute.

  6. yay! I actually have this on my Netflix queue. It looks like such a cute movie. I’m glad you guys enjoyed it.
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    • It’s cute. You should watch it. Thank’s for stopping in.

  7. I haven’t seen this one yet. #getsocial17
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    • It’s a cute movie to watch especially if you have kids or nieces or nephews. ^_^
      Thank’s for stopping in.

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

    • You are welcome. Hope you enjoy.

  9. This is on my want to watch list! I’m so glad to see you liked it. And the little one did, too 🙂
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    • He adored it. Had me watching it 5 times before we returned it to the library. Now we own it and of course we watch it a lot. ^_^ Thank’s for stoping by.