Thankfully, consistent with most Disney movies, there are some positive messages within this script. Moana shows great courage and self-sacrifice during her quest to save her people (far worthier motives than The Little Mermaid appeared to have). And she provides the call of conscience to the egotistical Maui. In addition, there is great interplay between these two characters that might just parallel real life. The young upstart Cravalho puts Johnson’s seasoned macho charisma to the test—both on screen and behind the microphone as the Hawaiian teen delivers a performance far beyond her experience.