Disney’s MOANA a Feel Good Family Movie Review

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We recently received MOANA on blu-ray to review the movie. My family and I couldn’t be more delighted as this is one we wanted to see but just didn’t get a chance to see it in theatres. Now we can watch it whenever we want, it’s such a wonderful movie for the whole family to watch.


It’s an engaging movie with an empowering story line that also pays tribute to Polynesian culture. It’s another example of why Disney is just so amazing at creating magical, animated movies with feel-good music, endearing characters and it leaves you well just feeling good by the end of the movie. It’s truly a delight to watch. 


Those who aren’t into the whole “princess” thing will love this movie any more. There’s no romance, no prince charming etc.. It’s a story that will empower girls (and boys) alike as Moana is her island’s next Chief, there’s no question of her being chief just because she’s a female, refreshing. Moana is played by teen Hawaiian singer Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”) is the other main character if you will. They have a mentor and pupil relationship and it shines though the movie.


Of course it wouldn’t be a fun Disney animated movie without a couple of sidekicks which you find in the rooster Heihei and a few more fun characters but I’m not going to spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen this movie yet. The music really makes this movie and it’s no wonder when you have  Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton producing the music.


If you’re looking for a movie that has that whole feel good feeling and is not a princess romance type of tale Moana is for you. It’s definitely a movie the whole family can enjoy and I think the characters will inspire boys and girls alike.  If you’re looking to own a copy you can snag it on Amazon HERE.

Visit the official MOANA website here.


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  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    Hands down one of our favorite movies!! My son had a Moana birthday and I will watch it all the time with him lol!! Instant classic!

  2. Anna Mitchell says:

    I really liked the ending of this movie. It was kind of like Mune in the sense that the bad “guy” was just broken and love was able to restore the being.

  3. This would make a super family movie night for my granddaughter and grandson because it would be a movie that they both would enjoy watching.

  4. We loved Moana! Our son is still warming up to it!

  5. Jenna Hudson says:

    This looks like a great movie to see with the kids. Need a break from princess everything!

  6. Amy Hall says:

    My 3 year old just watched this this week and likes it. I can’t say I’m crazy about the songs, though. I guess I’m the only one? lol I didn’t like Frozen either, imagine!

  7. John Smith says:

    It does sound like a fell-good family movie! Thanks for the post!

  8. Cindy S. says:

    My daughter was just talking about this movie today. She really wants to see it. Looks like a fun movie.

  9. LaWanda S says:

    Thanks for the review, glad to know this is not a “love story”. I will get it for me and my niece and granddaughter.

  10. Lauryn R says:

    We finally watched this movie tonight and it was so good! I love that it was entertaining for both adults and kids, it is definitely one that I will be buying in the future. 🙂

  11. May Rodriguez says:

    Moana was an amazing movie like all the music.

  12. Michelle S says:

    This was such a fabulous movie! I’m going to get this for my daughter for Christmas for sure.

  13. Angela Mitchell says:

    It was actually my favourite movie of the year. I just loved it and it was a perfect movie to see with my 10 year old daughter.

  14. Caryn Coates says:

    My daughter and I are looking forward to seeing this movie

  15. Travelbuds says:

    My kids and I saw this movie and we really liked it.

  16. Jennifer P. says:

    This looks like a great movie, I would love to watch it with my daughters!

  17. We’re looking forward to seeing Moana on Blu-ray. Your review was helpful.

  18. Darwin Chau says:

    This looks and sounds like another great Disney movie!

  19. Carol Denny says:

    We took the kids to see Moana and they loved it.

  20. Katrina says:

    I really like Moana

  21. joanne darrell says:

    Our granddaughers saw the movie and asked for Moana dolls for Christmas.

  22. I loved the movie, and I agree with you 100% about the music in the movie. Lin-Manuel Miranda can do no wrong in my books.

  23. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I’d love to watch this movie with my grandson, we haven’t seen it yet.

  24. Doris H says:

    I’d love to watch this movie with my niece.

  25. It looks like such a good movie. I can’t wait to watch it with my little granddaughter.

  26. We missed it in the theatres and my kids are still bugging me to buy a copy. Definitely looks like a great movie for one of our family movie nights.

  27. Cathy C says:

    I have not seen it yet but the trailers makes me want to see it with my grandson.

  28. Sarah Morris says:

    My two year old is just loving this movie! She sat through the whole thing at the theatre and she makes us play the songs repetitively in the car!

  29. Jenness M says:

    If the music is good them I’m watching!

  30. Tara Betterley says:

    I haven’t see it yet, only the trailers and I am looking forward to seeing it with my daughter.

  31. Florence Cochrane says:

    I have not seen the movie but would love to watch it with my grandchildren.

  32. Charity Banman says:

    I was so excited for Moana to come out and finally watch it. I loved it!

  33. Moana has quickly become one of my favorite recent Disney movies! The display of girl power is awesome!

  34. I loved it ! The side kicks were just great , Heihei had me laughing almost overtime he was on screen !

  35. Janet Neufeld says:

    My kids are bugging me to see this movie. Whether to by in or get on on video-on-demand

  36. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I really want to see this movie with my niece! I think she would like it.

  37. Rented this and watched it three times in a row, great movie

  38. It looks like a great movie and we hope to see it soon at home. We missed it in the theatre. It will be a great addition to an upcoming family movie night! The animation looks beautiful and colourful.

  39. Stephanie says:

    It sounds like a great movie! I want to watch it with my family 🙂

  40. I love this movie. I think it is going in the Easter basket for my youngest!

  41. And the music! Awesome!

  42. Andrea Williams says:

    Always looking forward to another great family movie.

  43. I’ve only seen part of it on TV, but I just loved what I saw. Beautiful opening.

  44. Rhonda Charles says:

    This is my 3 year old grandbabies favorite movie. she actually sat through the whole movie at the theater. <3

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