Movie nights every weekend are almost a ritual at our place now. We need a break from the gruelling work we have done all week and the kids too need a break from all the assignments, online classes, submissions etc. On #FindItOnKSP we have shared a number of movie titles and shows that you will enjoy with your family- find them on Kidsstoppress here.
Today we talk to you about a new release on Disney + Hotstar, that we caught up with the kids over the weekend. Here's why you and your children will love Raya & The Last Dragon.
What's This Movie About?
Children love miracles and magic. They crave happy endings. They devour fantasies and fiction. Raya, the protagonist embodies a realistic and relatable character: witty, strong, sarcastic and not waiting around for some Prince to save everything she believes in. She is definitely set to join the ranks of Moana and Elsa as Disney’s most beloved princess warriors. The story details Raya, a warrior who is determined to reverse a scary plague that turns anyone that encounters it into stone. She joins forces with the quirky dragon Sisu, to accompany her in this remarkable quest. The gorgeous animations do complete justice to the southeast Asian cultures, and the characters are meticulously developed. The typical romance scenes are replaced with fighting and action, creating a gripping narrative throughout.
Why Will Your Kids Like This?
- In addition to being funny and relatable, the story has several underlying themes that are sure to stick with children.
- Grief is something that is explored in a keen and sensitive manner in a movie when characters discuss the ones they lost to the plague.
- There are some emotional scenes emphasizing the importance of finding family in friendship, and how teamwork and perseverance are essential in overcoming challenges.
- The story also details the importance of leaving behind prejudice to find common ground, and rise above differences.
- All these morals stood out to be as important conversation starters that children should be exposed to at the onset of life!
If you have got eager 8+ olds in the house, this one cuts it for a weekend bonding- a light-hearted yet heartwarming story, that is equal parts funny and emotional. You can watch the trailer of the movie here.