Why could there not be movies like this when I was a young girl? Instead, any kid's film with a female lead had her having to be rescued by a boy/man. I would have really been into this film as a kid. I was tomboyish, loved adventure stories, and it would have spoken to me on a deep level.
Now? I enjoyed it. I saw the power of having a female lead who had no love story she was involved in throughout the film. That is powerful. I loved Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) as the evil crab singing "Shiny".
That song is so good and Clement well cast.
And Hei Hei...
So stupid that he was funny and cute.
I can see why this film did so well in the theaters and for once? I liked all the songs in it! A rare thing for new Disney movies and me.
Definitely a good film.