Video: Jemaine Clement turned in a winning performance as Tamatoa, calling in a Tim Curry vibe to perform the dangerous collector deity who held onto Maui's hook. Now, hear Clement perform the song in the language of the Maori people on which the narrative is based.
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Moana made global history by being Disney's first feature-length film to center on a Polynesian princess, drawing inspiration from the legends of multiple South Pacific Ocean cultures. In New Zealand, though, the movie's connecting with local audiences of Maori descent in a unique and important way.
One of the greatest feats of human migration in history was the colonisation of the vast Pacific Ocean by Polynesian peoples. They achieved it thanks to their sophisticated knowledge of positional astronomy and celestial navigation.
The Disney film Moana has drawn attention to these accomplishments and helped inform a new generation about the complexity of Indigenous astronomy.
The films the io9 team has picked as the best science fiction and genre films of 2016 are a very motley crew. This year we loved superheroes, animation, farting corpses, live action, talking animals, and more. These are films spanning different genres, disciplines, and themes, which experienced varied levels of success. Each is worthy of acknowledgment, though, so check out what we crowned the best of the best, and worst of the worst.
Video: Moana is incredible -- and packed with some truly brilliant moments and amazing visuals. But one of the funnest moments of the film is the moment Moana meets demi-god Maui, as he breaks into a boastful song called "You're Welcome". Now the studio has released the full scene from the film to watch online.
Kathleen Kennedy talks about finding a female director for Star Wars, and about the tone of the Han Solo spinoff. There are a few more details about the Tomb Raider reboot's plot. A surprising Gordon family member is coming to Gotham. Plus, new pictures from Agents of SHIELD, and a snifter of new Moana footage. Spoilers now!
The Ghost in the Shell movie has a new composer. Could there really be a sequel to Immortals happening? Lin Manuel Miranda discusses the Rock's big musical moment in Moana. Plus, new looks at Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events show and new footage from A Monster Calls and Underworld: Blood Wars. Spoilers now!
Pacific Rim 2 gets a new title. Tom Holland reveals just how long he's contracted to play Spider-Man. Shawn Levy talks about casting Uncharted's Nathan Drake. Plus, our first look at Joel Edgerton as an orc cop in Bright, new footage from Underworld: Blood Wars and Legends of Tomorrow goes '80s. Spoilers!