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 year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
"A thoroughly satisfying, wildly entertaining and highly enjoyable ride from
the very beginning to the very end."
--Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Fantastic Beasts" feels very much like its own thing, worthy of its own attention and box-office. It's an entertaining, visually stunning film that doesn't require Potter knowledge to enjoy
(though it would probably help)." -- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic