'Moana' - Movie Review

The premise is pure Disney princess: the daughter of the ruling family on a Polynesian-like island (somewhere in the past, no modern technology) defies the strictures of her parents and, following her heart, journeys out to sea led by the words of her wonky grandmother. She learns to sail and grows up by providing moral guidance to the trickster demi-god Maui. And of course she saves the world. I didn't expect to like it, and the level of cliché was indeed high enough to cause me pain, but at the same time it does bring both the humour and the good intentions in doses large enough to (mostly) overcome the discomfort. Not one of Disney's outstanding works, but a pleasant enough movie.