CommonSenseMedia's Review of Moana

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ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

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Parents need to know that Moana is an animated Disney adventure about a Polynesian island chief's daughter who sets off on a quest to save her people. With Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson voicing demigod Maui and a score that features original music by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie should appeal to viewers of all ages. Scary, perilous scenes include run-ins with frightening, violent monsters (one made of lava, the other a giant crab) and run-ins with ocean storms and waves. Characters also go up against a ship full of adorable (but armed) coconut pirates, a character dies (off screen), and a couple of male authority figures yell at Moana. There's also a bit of language along the lines of "butt" and "dumb." Otherwise, the movie should be fine for younger viewers, offering positive messages of self-discovery and empowerment. And Moana herself is a great role model, demonstrating perseverance, curiosity, and courage.
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Okfor ages12+