I rarely bother to go view movies at the theater - now too noisy and full of asshats with cellphone addiction.. However... I took my grand-daughter to go see this this flick. The trailers on-line ensured that I knew this to be one of the few worth watching on a big screen. Visually - one of the most stunning productions I've viewed since the Bamboo forests of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This is animated, so an even bigger surprise. You will only be able to appreciate this facet of the movie on a big screen IMO. Story - Disney finally got one..if not right, pretty damn close. A young woman starts a Quest to save her people. She is not a Princess (my son regrets ever allowing his 4 Y/O to watch Frozen) as is the usual Disney princess-industrial sales machine. Rather, the main character is cast as a true Heroine. As she overcomes the many trials that a a Quest story delivers, the character growth is of interest - even for young viewers. This is to say, the story is much more than a simple coming-of-age tale. Culture - after the disasters of Poca-haunt-us and Mulan, the writers actually went out the Pacific Islands and talked with the Elders and some eggheads - to get the culture underpinning the story - if not correct, at least non-offensive. There is not single pan-Pacific culture - just as there is/was no pan-American (Indian) or even pan-African "culture". The writers were careful to run the script past multiple PI groups to ensure that if not entirely 'accurate' it would at least give no offense. What is accepted as a norm by one group could well be very offensive to another.... I was happy with the result, even tho my view is limited to my years-long study of the long-distance sailing voyages of long-past Polynesian voyagers. (a Sociologist's dream study for inter-group dynamics) The flick is "Safe" for children as young as 5, some scenes may be intense, but the outcomes are positive. The supporting characters are a delight - from Moana's Grandmother to the silly wall-eyed chicken... The voice acting crew did a good job. I would and do recommend this to any age (over 5) and warn you that the delight will stay with you...even more in these, the long dark days of winter. as always, YMMV.