The new Disney movie with big names behind it, but it has not started too well in the US because 56 million for a Disney animation film of this type is little, at least 100 million. A movie that personally has not convinced me.
The first problem is that it lasts almost two hours, an animation film for children should last an hour and a half or less.
Second problem, its protagonist is so boring. She is in such a high state of nerves the whole movie, she jumps, she goes up, she goes down, she runs, she jumps, there comes a moment that you want to calm her down. At least we have the semi-god Maui, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that doubles the character very well and he is fantastic.
Third problem for me, the movie is a pure and hard musical. It is not that they sing two or three songs, they sing continuously and the songs do not finish to hook as it happened with Frozen. There is no star song.
Fourth problem, there are so many things: legends, aborigines, customs, gods, monsters… the movie does not have a specific audience: children, boys, girls, teens? Contrary to what happened with Frozen that it had as main objective the girls and grown-up girls and the movie had a central theme with songs with rhythm and a target public. Here, children are going to like what the semi-god does and the half-foolish rooster because they are funny, but the problem is that the central character is impossible. In addition it is a very dark film, in the sense that many of the actions happen at night or under the sea… so maybe adults fall asleep in the darkness.
Good graphics and animation, but the script and story level is far inferior to Frozen and Zootopia.