Moana, Disney’s latest addition to the Princess family, takes place in the Pacifica Islands and has the potential to be a wildly successful film as it’s by the same people who brought us Zootopia, and Frozen. Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson are in the center of the spotlight for this adventure, accompanied by a new track of melodies by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i. The best part of Moana, however, are the lessons and morals we will take from it as we leave the theater.
Here are 3 Life Lessons You’ll Learn From Disney’s Moana:
Some Boundaries Are Meant To Be Broken: The island that Moana lives on forbids anyone from venturing past the reef because of its’ great danger. However, when a new plague-like disease affects the crops and resources of her home, Moana takes it into her own hands to find the solution to her village’s issue. Without giving too much away, there seemed to be a heavy dose of symbolism as Moana ventured past the reef and began her adventure. This scene could inspire us to push through whatever’s holding us back, whether it may be our own fear of moving forward, what other people might think, or writer’s block, which is something I have all too often.
Having Patience Is Always Beneficial: Patience is the key to happiness, they say, and nearly the entire film embodies that belief. For example, Moana must find enough patience to learn how to sail, patience in Maui ( Dwayne Johnson ) who doesn’t trust her at first, and patience throughout her entire journey. During the film we see Moana fail a few times before she finally succeeds, and that added humanity to her character, which a lot of protagonists tend to lack. When a lot of people see this, especially our youth, I think it will help them realize that mistakes are a part of our journey through life, and some things require patience before success.
The World Is Colorful And Diverse: This may be the biggest lesson Moana delivers, and it all begins with Moana herself. Some of us tend to forget that other cultures exist besides our own. Whether you’re American, Polynesian, or Coconut people ( which is literally a tribe of people in the film ). Throughout Moana’s journey, she meets different types of people, creatures, and deities who all carry their own demeanor’s. Moana, a Polynesian Princess herself, is a strong protagonist for other minorities to see and reminds us all that the Earth is shared by many different cultures.
Moana is a superb viewing option for the family and kids. While it carries a great plotline and morals, there’s also plenty of laughs and a soundtrack that can be just as successful as Frozen’s ( you heard it here first ). All there’s left to do is go see it for yourselves and tell us what you think afterward.
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