Moana a Pa­cific ad­ven­ture to trea­sure

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport In Pictures -

who’s neck-n-neck with Find­ing Dory‘ s Gerald for Best Car­toon Dumb-Dumb of the Year.

The songs from Lin-Manuel Mi­randa and Opetaia Foa’i are mighty.

The har­monies in Where You Are will ig­nite the cold­est heart; We Know the Way is a stir­ring in­tro­duc­tion to Moana’s an­ces­try; and made the hair on my goose­bumps stand up. You’re Wel­come doesn’t fare as well, a lyri­cally clever but awk­wardly flat-sound­ing tune, while the Je­maine Cle­ment-sung Shiny is a hu­mor­ous and catchy num­ber that ends up be­ing clut­tered by a vis­ually-busy ac­tion scene.

The mu­sic tri­umphs when it si­mul­ta­ne­ously em­braces tra­di­tions and em­barks from the norm – a qual­ity that em­pow­ers the whole film.

Fea­tur­ing the voices of Dwayne John­son and Auli’i Cravalho, Moana si­mul­ta­ne­ously em­braces tra­di­tions and em­barks from the norm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.