An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
"A lively adventure driven by an independent heroine and the Broadway-ready songs of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Gorgeous animation, too." -- Rafer Guzmán, Newsday
"Moana pays homage to Pacific Islanders by introducing us to a strong female character unlike any we've seen in mainstream films - a hero who is both smart and sympathetic, strong and compassionate, independent yet belongs to a group." --Maricar Estrella, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines - braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
"it’s on Okinawa that Gibson’s vision roars to life. The battles are staged and shot with unbearable relentlessness. We see more vividly the relationship of the soldiers to one another and the enemy that pours out of the smoke. We see men dodge not just bullets but the piles of hamburger — no other word comes to mind — that once were fellow humans. "
--David Edelstein, New York Magazine.
" a movie that reaches out toward the idea of goodness in the world." -- Stephanie Zacharek , Time Magazine