Raya and The Last Dragon (2021)


“I too wish to join this fellowship of Druun buttkickery.” – Tong

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – On an ancient world, a young girl sets off on a journey to find the last dragon which will bring harmony to their world.

My Take on it – This was actually a film that surprised me a lot.

I somehow missed it when it came out and only got around to seeing it now.

The story is set up quite well and the animation is wondrous especially given how they created an entirely new kind of world for these characters to inhabit.

The story’s mixed genres works to its advantage when it allows the viewer to see the amalgam of known ideas in our world and those imagined blend together.

The quest that these characters take on is intriguing and they manage to keep it engaging and intriguing for both adults and children which works so well.

The movie has a great message about trust and friendship and that resonates throughout.

The one part that doesn’t work as well as most Disney films is the score and music which don’t work well enough in helping give this story a greater identity.

The animation is slightly different than one is used to for Disney, but it still delivers despite this.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tuk Tuk was created out of necessity, as the story required a mode of transportation for Raya. After brainstorming ideas for what could serve such a purpose in a fantasy environment, the filmmakers created a hybrid animal with the ability to curl into a ball and ride. The visual development artists later expanded on this idea to create a full-fledged character in Tuk Tuk. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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