The fact that every single actor is clearly 20 years older than their character
The opening is animated for almost no reason
The one boy sitting in the girls’ section during “Summer Nights” just… daydreaming… staring off into space. I don’t think he even knows there’s a musical number going on
Patty calls herself a clod
If you pause the end of “Summer Nights” in the right place Sandy’s face is right in the middle of a pole
Sandy pukes when she sees blood??? what does she do during her period??
Danny’s face creepily showing up in the pool during “Hopelessly Devoted to You”
The people who work in the car shop just kinda staring awkwardly at the Greasers during “Greased Lightning” like they have no idea wtf they’re doing
The entirety of “Beauty School Dropout”
One of the boys spikes the punch and when questioned says he was washing his hands in it
THE FRIGGIN FBI WAS CALLED IN TO FIND OUT WHO WAS MOONING THE CAMERA LIKE HOW MUCH FREETIME DID THEY THINK THE FBI HAD IN THE 50s?
Rizzo trusts Marty to keep a secret like you’ve known this woman since Kindergarten did you seriously think she’d keep her mouth shut
Danny sings about how Sandy rejected him as if she didn’t have valid reason
The car race that comes almost out of nowhere but at least it’s better than the musical which had literally no payoff for Greased Lightning at all
Sandy decides to become a Greaser kinda just because
Rizzo and Kenickie screwed around at the beginning of the school year but she didn’t realize she wasn’t pregnant until the last day like did she just assume baby bumps weren’t a thing?? Did she think gestation was nine years instead of nine months???? How the hell did this timeline work?? Did they have any sex ed in the 50s?
i got chILLS
AND I’M LOOOOOOOSING CONTROL
They only start to wonder wtf they’re doing after graduation at the fair celebrating graduation
If you listen at the end of “We Go Together” you can hear the Chipmunks singing
THE FUCKING FLYING CAR WAS THAT EVER EXPLAINED
The fact that High School Musical was originally going to be a second-generation sequel to this
The connection and separation between Rogue One and the Star Wars trilogies is so well represented in both the music changing right as it's about to complete each of the classic tunes, as well as the scene in which K-2SO starts to say "I've got a bad feeling about this," but is cut off by Jyn saying "be quiet." I love that they added subtleties like these to get the message across.
-her parents are alive and actively part of her story
-even though her dad doesn’t support her actions for most of the beginning, he still loves her and doesn’t give up on her
-her animal companion is a really stupid chicken, but even he seems to have character growth by the end of it
-while a lot of the characters who grow up as princess types tend to not want to be rulers (like Merida), Moana had a very realistic way of handling those desires. She knew it was her destiny to be the chief, and she accepted it. It wasn’t that she wanted to do something completely different, it was that she wanted to do more than that. She cared about her people, and not only that, her father cared about her people. She didn’t have a disconnect from the people of her village (the way that Elsa and Anna did).
-they address the short comings of her village without making them seem bad for it, the main flaw was that they never leave, and they addressed that and explained the motivation for it, fear, in a way that doesn’t demonize the culture from having those rules, and they over came it willingly, without having it really forced upon them
-pretty much all the “bad guys” had actual back stories. Maui, who was technically a hero, but also an antagonist because he was actively working against Moana for awhile. He had a back story, from his birth to the present day. Tamatoa had a back story, which he sang in song form. And the biggest of the “bad guys” was Te Kā, and then we learn that Te Kā is actually Te Fiti but without her heart.
-Moana doesn’t defeat Te Kā with violence, she defeats Te Kā with compassion. She doesn’t beat Te Kā senseless, although she does try that at first (or at least, tries to fight her). She stops, thinks, and realizes Te Kā’s motivation, and solves the problem. She solves the problem for herself and her world, but also for Te Fiti.
-they humanized the demi god and gave him emotions and insecurities, and showed that even the most powerful beings have human aspects (with both Maui and Te Fiti)