Pages

3/19/21

Rayna and the Last Dragon: movie review

Genre: fantasy

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2021

Director: Don Hall & Carlos L√≥pez Estrada, 

IMDb

Summary: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it's up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.

Review: Just when I'm done with Disney, they come out with a movie like this. Raya and the Last Dragon is filled with action and has a strong message that can speak to everyone. We have come a long way since 2-D animation. Every little detail down to the reflection on the water looks realistic. I know water and hair are the two hardest things to animate.


Raya and the Last Dragon has plenty of action with enough downtime to move the plot. The weapons that are used are cool. Finally, eastern dragons are portrayed in western animation. In Chinese mythology, dragons are offended associated with water. You can defiantly tell that this movie draws from different Southeast Asian countries.


This is a good movie, and I can't think of anything wrong with it and this is the standard I expect from Disney. However, there are smaller aminated studios that have outdone Disney.
Now I'm done with Disney and if they come out with something that looks good I am going to wait. I can just rent it at Redbox.

Fun Facts: 

  • Raya's fighting style is based primarily on the Indonesian martial art style "Pencak Silat", and Namaari's fighting style is more based on the Thai fight style of Muay Thai.

  • Some Vietnamese words are used in this movie such as "Ba" which Raya calls her father. And "Oh, Toi" means "Oh, we're screwed

No comments:

Post a Comment