“Holly On Hollywood”
~ Moana ~
by Holly McClure
Moana Auli’I Cravelho), is the daughter of a chief on a Polynesian island who dreams of a bigger, more adventurous life and has a mystical bond with the sea. She goes on a mythic voyage to find Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the disgraced demigod shapeshifter whose theft of a mystical stone put Moana’s island (and the rest of the ocean) in peril. Soon, the two join forces as Maui gets to know Moana and teaches her how to navigate the ocean. The two stand against mythical sea creatures, a ship of rowdy coconut pirates and two violent monsters (one made of lava, the other a giant crab). Several songs like Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” and Johnsons “You’re Welcome”, are part of an engaging score by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The PG kid friendly adventure will also appeal to adults…
The spirited princess is a great role model, demonstrating perseverance, curiosity, courage, and offering a positive message of self-discovery and empowerment. Johnson is perfect as the charming, self-absorbed, larger than life Maui, who spouts snarky lines like, “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” But unlike other “Disney princess” movies, Moana is romance free because she’s busy trying to solve her people’s problems and has no time to find a prince. Moana is a perfect movie the whole family can enjoy together and no doubt, you’ll see Moana join the Disney Princess family.
“Remember To Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!