Who saves the world? In this case it is a girl; and not just any girl, Disney’s latest movie, Moana! Steeped in Hawaiian mythology, this amazing film tells the tale of Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), the daughter of a chief, who longs to explore the ocean. Her father, however, has a different path in mind for her as the leader of their people. Moana tries to make peace with the life she has been given and her role on her island home, but when darkness threatens all that she loves she soon realizes she must make an impossible journey. This means finding the demigod, Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), defeating the lava demon, Te Ka, and returning the Heart of Te Fiti to its rightful place!
These Disney Princesses of the Twenty-First Century are some serious go-getters! Gone are the days of young women waiting for some prince or shining knight to come to their rescue. They save each other and rescue themselves! Moana is easily the most determined Disney Princess to date! The lesson here is simple; the right path is the one you choose and no one, or thing, can choose that for you. Dare to be different, dare to dream of more! Explore!
The screening for Moana was held last night at Atlantic Station’s AMC Regal Cinema 16 movie theater. There, crowds gathered to catch an early sneak peek at the newest Disney Princess. Among the crowd were a few of Atlanta’s YBFs (Young, Black, & Fabulous socialites) such as Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Erica Dixon (Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta) Egypt Sherrod, DJ Fadelf, Mushiya Tsukika (Cutting It In The ATL), and Lisa Nicole Cloud (Married to Medicine).
We LOVE Moana, and so will you! Be sure you catch in a theater near you, tomorrow in theaters nationwide!
Written By: Michael J. Fanning