So I’ve seen Moana twice now, and I’ve just got to say in a world where little girls now have to be told that a man who would sexually assault them is more fit to lead than a women who has dedicated her whole life to the service of her country, I’m glad there’s a princess movie like Moana that shows little girls that their leadership is not only not questioned, but supported, demanded, and depended on. Thank you, Disney.
Maui: Well, maybe we wouldn’t sound so bad if some people didn’t try to play with big, meaty claws!
Tamatoa: What did you say, punk?!
Maui: BIG… MEATY… CLAWS!
Tamatoa: Well, these claws ain’t for just attractin’ mates.
Maui: Bring it on, old man! Bring it on!
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Moana (2016) Rating: General Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Maui & Moana Waialiki, Maui/Moana Waialiki Characters: Moana Waialiki, Maui (Disney), Mini Maui Additional Tags: Character Study, Friendship, Pre-ship, … if that’s what floats your boat, Humor, Bickering, Bantering, References to Polynesian Mythology & Lore Summary:
“You know, usually humans throw sacrifices at my feet and beg me to notice their puny mortal lives. This? This is just ungrateful; it’s disrespectful; it’s downright un-demigodly of me to even consider it.”
Yet, Moana happened to know a thing or two about boys who puffed out their chests and spoke the loudest; her grandmother had a word for them, once. So, casting a glance between Maui, the ordinary hook and line, and the waiting ocean around them, she knew: “So … you’re saying that you can’t fish, aren’t you?”