Dark

Raya and the Last Dragon - Movie Review 

Subscribe
Views 483K
98% 4 749 79

Chris Stuckmann reviews Raya and the Last Dragon, starring Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Izaac Wang, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra Oh, Alan Tudyk. Directed by Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada.

Entertainment

Published on

 

Mar 2, 2021

Share:

Link:

Download:

Loading link...

Add to:

My playlist
Watch later
Comments 100   
Osama Qasho'
Osama Qasho' 3 hours ago
I really liked this movie too, but I would assume you haven't seen Avatar: The Last Airbender judging by how original you thought the movie is.
QueenKunta
QueenKunta 21 hour ago
I would have loved this as a limited series. So we can really get immersed in the different lands.
Evelina Åkesson
Evelina Åkesson 3 days ago
I honestly think the movie would've been much better as a musical, I think it would add the extra things that I feel are missing from the movie currently. Firstly, this would make the movie more upbeat and less grim. I don't know for sure but I have a feeling that children are gonna find it hard to keep watching this movie because there aren't things happening at all times to keep them interested. This also means that they wouldn't need the baby and the monkeys to keep kids entertained and I strongly dislike those characters because they don't at all fit in with the tone of the movie and feel like they've been completely ripped from a dreamworks movie. Secondly, they could make some of the exposition moments into musical moments, to make it more interesting to listen to, this kinda goes with the first one but I think the prologue or the slightly too long opening flashback would really benefit from some song because it just takes too long for anything to happen in the movie. Then thirdly, the characters would have an easy and quick way to portray their emotions and make the audience connect to them, because honestly I didn't feel attached to any of the characters in this movie one bit. Raya is in actuality pretty similar to Moana but the big difference is I really feel for and care for Moana whereas I just don't with Raya.
Muse California
Muse California 3 days ago
I liked how it wasn’t a musical too!
Muse California
Muse California 3 days ago
I really loved the artistry.
PrinityKat
PrinityKat 4 days ago
One thing I will say that irritates me is it doesn’t fully represent East Asian culture. I myself am Chinese so I can’t speak fully to their experience, but I will say I don’t like the design of the dragon as it’s not actually a dragon based on the design. The dragon is more indicative of the quilin/Kirin. Which is a mythological Chinese creature sometimes called the “Chinese Unicorn”.
Matt Grandich
Matt Grandich 4 days ago
Is Stuckman getting easily impressed by visuals?
Robert Payne
Robert Payne 5 days ago
Are you planning on reviewing new gods: nezha reborn? The animation is so absolutely top teir.
BAEDOberlik
BAEDOberlik 7 days ago
I laughed, i cried and i was actually genuinly happy with the end, its a loooong time since i was moved by a movie
Asif A. Ali
Asif A. Ali 7 days ago
I wanna see it in a theatre!!!!
EkunA78
EkunA78 8 days ago
Just watched it. And both me and my family we loved it. This was on the level of "Moana" for us. Yes, the "bad guy" could be better as it's rather something that you will quickly forget but loved main characters and the story. Awasome fun for a whole family.
Introverts World
Introverts World 8 days ago
This movie is not good.
Matt Babineau
Matt Babineau 8 days ago
If you can safely go see this in movie theaters, do it. There’s a short that plays before the movie and it’s beautiful.
fa peap w!
fa peap w! 9 days ago
I didnt like the design of the dragon, bad representation of asian dragon. The design was like MLP which was a bother to me. Other than that very good movie.
Krishna Chaitanya Cheerladinne
The movie is dumb, the movie how to train your dragon takes time to establish relationship between hiccup and toothless, big hero 6 takes its own time to establish the relationship between his brother and hiro, raya and last dragon is a drag when it comes to establishing relationships and character development. Everything just happens and we take it granted.
Senor Studly
Senor Studly 10 days ago
Wow I didn't know Kelly Marie Tran was Raya. She played her very well. She definitely deserved this after all the backlash she got from last jedi. I can only imagine how bad that must have been for her...
Stephanie Harlowe
Stephanie Harlowe 11 days ago
This was visually stunning. The plot holes towards the end distracted me, I know its a kids movie, but still 🤣 Like, if everyone turned to stone 6 years prior, how did the baby have her mother turn to stone, cause she wasn’t six, she was a baby.
Shamantha B T
Shamantha B T 9 hours ago
Best Datting Click 🔽 livegirls19. com 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1618754527
Senor Studly
Senor Studly 10 days ago
Was that a plot hole though? The evil purple thing was an ongoing problem until the very end. I believe it explained that very well that the only thing to get away from it was water. So, it wasn't just an instantaneous thing that turned a certain number of people into stone. It was more like a 'don't go out after dark into the woods or you might get turned to stone' type thing. The kid and the baby could have had their parents turned to stone years apart.
Tsahai Morgan
Tsahai Morgan 10 days ago
Not everyone turned into stone 6 years prior. Because the purple mist thing (can't remember the name) was still around, people got turned into stone at different times depending on when they encountered the mist thing. Still lots of plot holes, but at least this one is somewhat explainable.
windowpane
windowpane 11 days ago
It's really hard to please everyone. I love animations but I feel this is only made for children. Enjoyed some parts of it but I wouldn't want to watch it again.
companyoflosers
companyoflosers 12 days ago
This opinion has spoilers: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I did find the movie to be a bit shallow. All the tension and conflict between the MC and her rival simply stemmed from essentially a refusal to let the other be the one to take credit for re-uniting the world. what I mean by this is they both very clearly had the same freaking goal to save humanity in mind, but because the movie writers needed conflict, they just decided they weren't going to let each other succeed until the very end. I also expected more character growth from the dragon, but essentially all she had to do was be there for comic relief. The whole "I'm not really that great of a dragon" thing lead me to believe she was gonna go through some shit to change that, but by the end all she did was absorb her siblings' powers when others did the work to collect the gem fragments while she just stumbled around being out of touch. THEN we find out that the humans could have finished the job without her even needing to be there!
Star masterc
Star masterc 12 days ago
This movie must start a new trilogy, it can be the next "How to Train your Dragon" . The world is amazing and it has a lot of potential for the characters.
chris stehn
chris stehn 13 days ago
great music
Max Power
Max Power 13 days ago
It's not good. Great voice actors, amazing animation and good soundtrack, but oh so badly written. The writers don't seem to have the faintest idea, what trust, their main theme mind you, actually is and which kind of distrust is well earned and which actually leads to unnecessary division amongst people. I mean it's bad, really bad. At one point the main antagonist says "You're as much to blame as I am." and that is just a bald faced lie, but no one, not even the protagonist calls her out on it and the writers actually seem to agree with her. The kung fu baby was stupid, but you wouldn't watch a disney movie not expecting this kind of comic relief. The same was true for a long time regarding the jarring current day youth slang in the dialogue, but that bad habit thankfully got better in recent years. Which apparently is why the writers thought it was time to bring it back...
Matt Jacobson
Matt Jacobson 14 days ago
Like Chris, I thought it was a very imaginative movie and they did do a great job with the animation and visuals. I was also happy to see Kelly Marie Tran get center stage after suffering from the failed experiment that was Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. However, the constant quips and wisecracks from the characters was quite irksome and distracting. Also, the movie seemed to push a message that you should put trust and faith in other people even when they don't do anything to earn that trust. Better than the cash-grab remakes we've been getting for sure, but it wasn't worth the $30 for me.
TKC gaming
TKC gaming 14 days ago
I love this movie but i have a tiny tiny thing in the ending that i kinda dont understand. So...500 years or something long ago the dragon siblings trusted Sisu to “cleanse” or something with the orb thingy. But after the cleanse, her siblings dont turn back from the stone. BUT in the ending when the orb thingy get activated by the humans the dragons and people that have turned to stone turned back alive. Why? Can somebody fill me in this? Im kinda stupid in these kinds of thing. Still loved the movie tho.
stenobro
stenobro 14 days ago
Watching this on acid has been one of the most uplifting experiences in my recent life since watching Inside Out on acid (I'm joking but it's still true) This film reminded that I can still have the childlike wonder and enjoyment. I really almost forgot given our environment of distrust lately. This whole production seriously felt like a love bomb sent out to those who are receptive. I was amazed. The crescendo of tearful moments in the final act was perfect and finally overwhelmed me. I'm still in shock that this is a Disney movie. Disney felt like the bridge between powerful lands here. The story really says so much about what is happening and what has always happened but offers beautiful hope tucked inside. If this was some kind of propaganda, then it worked.
Micah Bell
Micah Bell 14 days ago
Raya is from the The South East Asian concept. Most of the Hand hand combat are Muay Thai, and she use Arnis which a National Martial arts of the Philippines and the swords that they use are pre-colonial weapons in the South East Asia.
1WeirdAwesome
1WeirdAwesome 14 days ago
I didn't like this movie at all :(
NuclearSake
NuclearSake 15 days ago
I'm surprised Chris have the movie such high score. Personally, I thought it was a B+ AT BEST. The animation was 10/10 for sure but everything else, from the characters to pacing, really rubbed me the wrong way. I finished the movie feeling lukewarm, like I had just spent my time unwisely.
Lil_Dak_1
Lil_Dak_1 15 days ago
I shouldn't have seen Return of the King before seeing this movie. The pacing felt breakneck in comparison.
Absalon 0912
Absalon 0912 16 days ago
The Shining T-Shirt And Big Hero 6 On The Background 😏
lee
lee 16 days ago
Im a grown ass men, i was moved to tears by this disney kid's animation. The score is simply brilliant
KeybladeMaster Andy
If you liked this, I recommend you watch "Over the moon" on Netflix.
Kerry Lynch
Kerry Lynch 17 days ago
Profanity is never necessary. And the movie was stupid
starflame34
starflame34 17 days ago
I honestly don't see the "originality" part of this film. It's so predictable with full of cliches and the whole "learning to trust others" is something that's been done plenty of times. And the world wasn't exactly "at war". We're told this but never really see it. I don't get what people see in this movie that hasn't been done in other movies in some way or form already.
RockGoddess
RockGoddess 17 days ago
Heart of Stone? Somehow I don't think that is true.......
T WE
T WE 17 days ago
I just saw the movie and it was pretty enjoyable and had some really good features, but also some noticeable problems that were present throughout the film that stopped it from being a really good movie like other animated classics from Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks. The music was amazing, some of the best I've seen in a while, I'm not sure if there is ever a moment where the soundtrack has its "Let it Go" moment with an unforgettable soundtrack like Han Zimmer's "Oogwa Ascends" from Kung Fu Panda or "Where No One Goes" from How to Train Your Dragon or the "Circle of Life" in the Lion King. But it was still really great music throughout the film that set the mood really well. And I might be underappreciating the music because I saw it at home with a lot of noisy distractions around me. The action sequences were really well done, and I really enjoyed the scenery/landscape. It reminded me of how Finding Nemo instantly stood out because of its very unique and beautiful under the sea landscapes. For me the biggest problems were the pacing, the exposition, and the lesson it really tries to make you learn. The pacing was so rushed and I felt like this movie easily could have been an hour longer. So much of what happens is told through exposition, like when each character explains how they lost loved ones. In some ways it did make it feel more realistic since in real life people usually hear about others traumatic experiences through story telling, not some magical flashbacks or telepathy. But people watch movies because they want the story to be shown, not told, and it could have been a lot more emotional made the audience feel more invested and related to the other characters had we gotten to see their own experiences, or at least spend more time examining their own backstory. Nothing too long would have been needed, just an extra 5 minutes for the main characters to show the audience what they went through before they met Raya and Sisu, similar to when Tigress gave Shifu's back story in Kung Fu Panda, or the intro in Frozen where you see Elsa and Anna as kids and then they lose their parents. It would have been so easy to show some flashbacks of the characters with their family, before they lost them to the Druun. But instead they basically go "yeah I had a mom and dad or a wife and child, but then the Druun came and now I don't see them no more and I'm sad about it". The whole point of having all the characters lose their loved ones was to show that they are all humans and all have people that they love and care for or are cared by and want to see again. But it's done so many times with so little attention or time given their individual experiences that by the end it feels a lot less personal and significant, and becomes part of the cliche "the world is gonna end unless we defeat the evil monsters". If you're watching a Disney movie and before you've even made it halfway into the movie it's become clear that it will end with either everyone as stone or everyone is alive and together again happy and cooperative then you already know what's gonna happen and the stakes are gone. And yes I know that all Disney movies have a happy endings but most of them aren't about the world being saved and usually let you know that the characters can experience permanent losses and consequences so you don't know how it will end, who will change and what sacrifices will be made. Simba lost his dad, Nemo lost his mother, Tarzan loses his biological parents and his distant adopted father, The Beast learns to love, Stitch learns to care for Lilo and live on earth, Wreck it Ralph learns he can be a good guy despite literally being programmed to be a bad guy and Penelope finds out she's not a glitch and is accepted in the community while staying true to herself, Aladdin learns to be honest, and Mulan learns to overcome her weaknesses and accept who she is, etc. While there are some good themes in the movie about having more in common with others than you think and realizing our ability to work together to achieve something greater than we could by ourselves, it's all told to the audience right at the beginning of the movie with the guarantee that everyone will all come together by the end because otherwise the world will end. And because they gloss over each character's history and their initial distrust of each other so quickly through exposition, having characters go from hating each other to trusting each other in a couple minutes because they found something in common (which they literally have in common with everyone else in the world) it doesn't feel sincere or actually challenging. It's as if literally the only thing that prevented everyone from ending their hate and lack of trust for each other was just a 5 minute conversation where there introduce each other and talk about their dead relatives. That's just not realistic most of the time, literally everyone has dead family members, nobody has a 150 year old grandma. Again I know it's kids movie and the ending is always gonna be predictable, but when the success of the protagonist is guaranteed with no permanent consequences and the challenges they had to overcome are solved in a couple of minute through simple exposition and dialog, it's not a very compelling story. It's like if a 10th grader takes a 1st grade math test that they merely need to get a passing grade, with no reward for getting all questions right and no consequences for getting any questions wrong so long as they pass the exam. You know the outcome and you know the struggle isn't real and the consequences are non-existant so it's not very interesting. And finally the lesson the movie was trying to teach was both a bad lesson and executed poorly. They literally tell you to trust everyone, even those people betrayed you multiple times, which is absolutely not something you do. They even have Namaari try to gaslight raya by saying she's just as responsible for Sisu's death, even though Namaari literally aimes her crossbow at Sisu and pulled the trigger when Sisu was continously trying to gain her trust and Raya only acted when she saw Namaari's finger start to pull the trigger, which ironically showed the audience exactly why you shouldn't blindly trust others, especially those who have already betrayed you before and are prone to do it again. They literally only trusted each other in the end because they had no other option. The moral of the story is honestly a bad lesson that executed pretty poorly. Aside from those criticisms though I thought the movie did really well and it was still an enjoyable film to watch, even if it was lacking at times.
Yuvia Florez
Yuvia Florez 17 days ago
THIS IS THE BEST DISNEY MOVIE IN A LONG ASS TIME
João Solimeo
João Solimeo 19 days ago
It looks beautiful and the animation is great. I just don´t get why Disney doesn't trust its audience to watch a serious animated film, without some character cracking a ridiculous (and modern, and out of character) joke every thirty seconds. Robin Williams and Aladdin was ages ago, people, move on. That being said, the film is good and has some great sequences.
Donovan Delaney
Donovan Delaney 19 days ago
We don't even know what timeline this movie takes place in. Noooo!!!!!
Travis Caddie
Travis Caddie 19 days ago
The only thing that annoyed me was that it felt like this movie was held back by Disney, can’t have the kids sit with their emotions for too long, gotta show them that everything’s okay, always. Also should have been a multi part movie
Catkids Adventures
Catkids Adventures 19 days ago
this seems to be alot weaker than other disney animation and pixar
Luke Sterling
Luke Sterling 20 days ago
There was a lot to like in this movie, but also a lot not to like. The dragon's design was pretty bad. Everyone's been saying it looks like a fursona of Elsa from "Frozen" and honestly...I can't disagree. You can tell that they were trying really hard to make the dragon into a marketable character. But truthfully, just the fact that this movie is NOT a musical makes it an instant winner as far as I'm concerned. Fuck musicals.
k ren
k ren 20 days ago
it looks like avatar.
micah white
micah white 20 days ago
Tbh this movie was lackluster. It try to world build and do so much in such a short little time. Some of the dialogue also seemed too modern especially when the dragon spoke. Secondly, there was no scenes that Wowed me. Lastly, the whole message of "trust people" was handled very poorly because the movie mostly showed you really can't trust people. Saberspark said it best when he said that it would be better as a series. Overall it's a low 6 out of 10 for me and I was disappointed
Pat* Darko
Pat* Darko 20 days ago
The movie is brilliant!!
The Don
The Don 20 days ago
The movie was fantastic. A metric ton of HEART. A great lesson to learn. Hits hard at the end.
Michael Grande
Michael Grande 21 day ago
I am in the theater right now and this movie is a complete piece of shit. I actually would be fine with everyone dying.
Vinnie J
Vinnie J 21 day ago
I really hated how religious the movie was.
giorque
giorque 21 day ago
That's AVATAR the last airbender by Disney.. 😆😆
Ava Nesbitt
Ava Nesbitt 21 day ago
As a Thai person this really excited me seeing Thai elements throughout the movie! It was a great movie
ArtistAnthony
ArtistAnthony 22 days ago
It's not a great movie but not horrible, just really good and even though it's not great, it still rivals Disney Movies from my childhood such as The Lion King and feels like a true Disney movie I haven't seen in a long time.
Langi
Langi 22 days ago
Wasn't really interested in it tbvh
CaptainClipy
CaptainClipy 22 days ago
Glad to hear the trailers only made it seem awful
Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes 22 days ago
Hamilton: Free for everyone! 😃 Mulan (aka the worst live action Disney remake so far): 30 dollars, please 💰 Onward: Hey, let's not add it to our streaming service so people have to pay for it from other services! Soul: Yeah ok free Raya and the Last Dragon: Nope, 30 dollars again!
Mac Kettner
Mac Kettner 23 days ago
Agreed entirely: Exposition should occur as discovery.
Lizard Man
Lizard Man 23 days ago
Damn it was so boring. everything was like a race every land was like 5 mins long
Charles Cochran
Charles Cochran 23 days ago
I was luck enough to see this in IMAX. I cannot add anything than what you said. I loved it.
Havok Fz
Havok Fz 23 days ago
"Very much it's own thing"... there are a coulple of guys by the names of DiMartino and Konietzko that beg to differ...
Inspector Terry Patstone
_boop_
George Chiqovani
George Chiqovani 24 days ago
raya the last airbender is awesome!
LightHawKnight
LightHawKnight 24 days ago
Am I the only one that doesnt like the blind trust theme for the movie? Sure it is bad to never trust anyone, but blindly trusting everyone is worse. Specially blindly trusting those who broke your trust before.
Isabella66
Isabella66 24 days ago
I liked Raya and the last dragon it reminds of avatar the last air bender but not as good this movie has flaws like some clingy modern slang it in and a villain that’s good but could of better she’s a female version of Zuko but without the complicated back story and not as strong as a character but still enjoyed the movie
Israel Chavarri
Israel Chavarri 24 days ago
The pacing to this movie felt off. Honestly the dragon annoyed me sometimes and the jokes were lame, it's for kids so that's expected. But overall I liked it especially Raya and the overall theme of the story.
Brett Smith
Brett Smith 25 days ago
I saw this in theaters and Chris is right. It is original and you'll enjoy it. I recommend it!
Noella T
Noella T 25 days ago
anyone notice she is the first princess with no prince, but a best frenemy. LOOVE!!!
Vincent Pauvarel
Vincent Pauvarel 25 days ago
Boun is awesome
Checkma8s
Checkma8s 25 days ago
the story is soo fast. for me
Viko1188
Viko1188 25 days ago
I feel like we didn't watch the same movie. Terrible disney movie with paper-thin characters and morals of trust that always result in characters being back stabbed. Not something I'd want my kids to take away from this. An ending so stupid I can't even. Disney lost the magic.
musique1o1
musique1o1 26 days ago
We absolutely loved this movie. This will be a classic for us that'll be rewatched over the years.
Kassy Q
Kassy Q 26 days ago
SPOILER ALERT...... Okay so somebody help me understand. By the time Raya teams up with her new friends, at least 6 years have passed since the Druun's last siege. How is Noi still a 2-yr old toddler? Everyone else has aged, naturally. If anything she'd be 6+ years. Is this more of Disney logic or am I missing something? Is it baby magic? Is Noi a Skrull? Was she turned to stone then the monkeys brought her back 6 years later?
Azel8 RRP
Azel8 RRP 26 days ago
People wanting to be represented in foreign countires seems so childish to me. Despite being American Citizens for over 100 years, Puerto Ricans have barely any representation in US media, but it doesn't bother me cause we get represented in our own Island. People acting like their culture in a Disney movie is the greatest honor they could receive is... laughable. Wanna see your culture in a movie? Watch a movie made in your own country. It's not that hard.
SigmaZer0
SigmaZer0 26 days ago
Action and animation is amazing but the rest... meh. Shrimp-boy and the baby is the best part of the movie.
rodrigo reimanis
rodrigo reimanis 26 days ago
i feel like it actualy lacks a bit of music... like atlest 1 or 2 songs allthru like moana and where she was riding the boat to the island or something
khanh nguyen
khanh nguyen 26 days ago
this movie is good it almost make me cry 2 or 3 time, i feel bad this one got push to disney plus and didt get their theater releases, i hope of they releases this one in theater later on cause this movie deserve a theater realeases
Andro Cyber
Andro Cyber 26 days ago
Strangely didn't bother her physics i just focused on the story!!! That's what i like bkut movies and i was really insecure of how this movie was going to look like but it turned out really good
Fred 99
Fred 99 26 days ago
"Bling is my thing" My family hated this movie.
beennamedIcy
beennamedIcy 26 days ago
This movie made my heart flutter; I was the only one in the theater, so I was able to yell at the screen a couple times 😁
MoneyIsNowHere
MoneyIsNowHere 26 days ago
My gf: You sure you want this? You might drown in it. Me: *"I'm a strong swimmer"*
GO SAM
GO SAM 27 days ago
i loved akwafina as the last dragon. so funny
Sly
Sly 27 days ago
A- ?!?! I'd give this movie a B- at best. I thought it was very mediocre, despite wanting very much to like it. Generally turned off at the start of movies that go into a long, convoluted explanation of the current situation rather than just showing you it in the actual movie itself. The whole "learning to trust people" message the movie had was great, except she kept getting backstabbed by people over and over... so whats the message? Give someone who screws you over a a 3rd or 4th chance- no that makes you an idiot. Sorry, thats just dumb. It was also dumb when Namari shot Sisu the dragon, despite loving dragons, for no reason at all. Like, she was getting upset and had her finger on the trigger as Sisu was approaching her for what reason? It made no sense. Then Namari STILL almost left them when they all sacrificed themselves to trust her for the 3rd or 4th time. I really wasn't a fan of Sisu's voice... Awkwafina sounds like a 55 year old woman who's been smoking her whole life. Sidenote, Raya literally just looks like they copy pasted Moana and made her an adult... when I first saw this trailer I thought it was Moana 2 (and was excited).
HAAnimation
HAAnimation 15 days ago
It ain't even Moana 2
Last airbender
Last airbender 27 days ago
i personally hated the movie cliche after cliche after cliche after characters I don't care about in the slightest because I had nothing that would me feel anything about any character after fights that the outcome of is really predictable after cliche it was just.... bad to be honest with you even my little brother liked only the animation like I only did too it was like I've seen the movie a thousand times before
Hanif Ahmed
Hanif Ahmed 27 days ago
finally! a great disney movie in years!!
Canceled Culture
Canceled Culture 27 days ago
the only thing i didn't like was the motivation of the rival character. Seemed super shallow and didn't do it for me. She felt more like a puppet that never broke her strings and the reasoning for her entire character was well mom told me too. I kind of wish I saw or felt more of a since of two people fighting over the right way to go about something and it felt more like a well we need an antagonist for the movie that never really became her own person in the movie.
Matches Malone
Matches Malone 27 days ago
All the exposition may be because so little is known about Southeast Asian Culture. To Southeast Asians, the scenes, the characterization, even the food are all familiar. This is a film that will make SEA kids say: “finally, we have representation!”
Jupiter Kalambakal
Jupiter Kalambakal 27 days ago
The movie is very, very Southeast Asian. It needed those expository parts. Not only to explain, but that’s part of the storytelling culture in the region, of oral traditions being passed on on from one generation to another, especially from that of a parent to a child: Raya’s father telling the story of Kumandra, Namaari’s mother on how proud she is of their Fang tribe, and Sisu telling the story of her dragon siblings herself. It highlights reverence of elders, people in authority, of removing slippers/sandals in places of honor, in honoring your parents.
Tes Set
Tes Set 27 days ago
Uh oh, I thought it was just aight. Cool to see SEA inspired stuff, very pretty animation, and good it has no forced romance or music numbers. But, I thought the movie was just a C+/B-.
Skarf
Skarf 27 days ago
I really liked this movie! But since Disney overall is a trash company I took too the seven seas to watch it. Imagine paying a monthly sum of money and then being charged extra because the movie is "new". Also, the baby didn't really work for me. I know it's a land of dragons, but a baby doing all that? Way to unrealistic :p
Josh Pinchuk
Josh Pinchuk 27 days ago
I am surprised at Chris's review here. Just watched this with a 9yo and my wife. We all noticed how poor the story was. And the woke message of blindly trusting your fellow man rather than having that trust earned was nauseating. Yes the action and the animation were wonderful. But with the computer power that is thrown at all modern movies, this is the norm rather than being exceptional. I have Blindpotting to watch now and hope it's as wonderful as Chris thinks.
Mahooi
Mahooi 28 days ago
I saw it at the cinema and it was beautiful 😭
Sunshine lollipops
Sunshine lollipops 28 days ago
Polished, soul-less cliche.
Artemis
Artemis 28 days ago
It's a good film but the plot is way too cliche for me I feel like i'm just watching Moana and Mulan all over again. Don't get me wrong I'm Asian and I'm happy about the representation but I just feel like the story was not new to me.
RobloxianSlayer21
RobloxianSlayer21 28 days ago
Epic
Dan C
Dan C 28 days ago
These decent films are a testiment to how to make original content and tailoring it to meet the "new" market. It confounds me should I meet anyone who has seen the 'live action' Mulan, but they haven't seen UP. I think the biggest reason I hate the live actions is because of the way it attempts to change aspects of the characters in respect to social comfort. I'm all for proper censorship and social relativity, but that isn't an amendment in the film industry, its just a cognition. You can't go back and change your mistakes, you can only move forward and avoid them, and these films are a prime example of that.
Caligula Germanicus
Maybe he will review peppa pig episodes next. Dork
something about someone
I hate it so much. And yes, y'all can love it, I admit the animation, fight scenes and visuals are GREAT. The NARRATIVE SUCKS. Taking a carboard cut trope and just executed step by step without changing anything rages me. It makes me so mad, because i'm out here trying to make a book, i'm not using tropes, it's a good guide tho, but hurts me to see that if you take a trope and copy it you'll sell a lot and nobody is gonna say anything. I'm saying it: If you narrative is just a copy carboard trope that has another thousand twins in the market, I will hate it. Because it's a big studio like Disney, and they could have added something, they could have made it real. They choose to use pre made stuff and called a day. And the tropes they use are the most used; Mcguffin (looking for an object everybode wants), Fellowship Trip (reunite a group of people that shouldn't be friends but they will because they have a common goal), Heros Journey (leaving home to fix the world) and Redeemable Antagonist. All of them, have been done together so many times, why was it so hard to add something new? Maybe they could have never let Raya get the third piece, and just go to take Namaaris one, have all the weird conversations and trust issues there, and then everyone go raid to the mountains to face a whole army of people that is a better fighter than them. See Namaari anf Raya fight side to side in the climax, willing to save the world in that last battle. YOU COULD EVEN HAVE NAMAARI APOLOGIZING IN THE TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS. That was done in seconds, it took me second to think in a way to make the movie not fall into a carboard trope. And yes, the example may have flaws, but as a writer you gotta work them. And this feels very personal to me, because I want to sell books that really have been put thought into. I been planing them, changing this, and that, trying to make every character as real as possible, letting the story guide itself without falling into deus ex machinna. If charactet X is gonna make the plot go in a way I don't want to, then Character Y is my protagonist. Because their dessicions make the plot, not me adding a Dragon that is gonna be used each time they need Raya to trust.
MS 92
MS 92 28 days ago
Lol no it's garbage
Lost Soul
Lost Soul 28 days ago
It was fun, but lacking in consequence.
Lumiex
Lumiex 28 days ago
I’m Vietnamese and also have an intense respect for animation, and I’m just super glad Disney made a film dedicated to a different part of Asian culture. But I do agree that this worldbuilding is too immense to fit into a single film. still an amazingly created film :)
Hasdiman Man
Hasdiman Man 11 hours ago
B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 Clickhere : livegirls19. com !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候1 1618746758
micah white
micah white 20 days ago
This honestly should've been a series instead
Rinny
Rinny 22 days ago
They can make a cartoon (similar to Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures on Disney Channel) to explore the other worlds.
pizzalover
pizzalover 28 days ago
I actually didn't enjoy this film. The worldbuilding and animation were perfect for a film like this, but the story and the themes bogged it down. "You JUSt NeEd To trUsT oThERs RaYa, THis didn'T ABSoluteLY GeT us almoSt KiLlED The LASt 500 TIMEs!!" and than treating blind trust as the gold solution to all of this worlds problems infuriated me to no end.
heikg
heikg 29 days ago
"I'm so glad it's good" Is everyone BSing? The movie had such a weak and inconsistent plot. The animation was amazing. But the plot was so shallow. Then there's the incredibly out of place looking anime dragons. Don't get me wrong, I love anime. But in a more realistic animation style I don't expect to see one out of place looking design. The dragons look like my little pony characters, but way more colorful and majestic, like taken out of a furrie's imagination. It's insultingly dumb.
Next
AMP SILENT LIBRARY
31:46