Disney’s Moana

Buzzfeed’s spoileriffic article on Moana highlights that much of the in-story mythology is not true-to-life Polynesian mythology. Not all of the movie’s mythology is Disney-invented, if Wikipedia can be believed, but a great deal of it is purely Disney’s, however strongly rooted in Polynesian culture it may be.

That said: if you’re looking for a movie that portrays polytheism and ancestor worship in a truly delightful manner, with a most determined (and god-touched) title character, Moana is the film for you.

(Oh, there is a small post-credits funny, but really the only reason to stay long enough to see the funny is the credits music.)

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