Reviews: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …a rousing adventure featuring a most untypical dragon…The Southeast Asian inspired mythical land of Kumandra…is stunningly realized with such wonders as rolling dunes and a strikingly abstract red maple forest.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: One of the more forgettable animated features in the Disney animated canon.
  • [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: The Disney paradigm is hard at play again here, its familiarity offset by its inspiration in Southeast Asian culture and mythology. Sweepingly told, gorgeously animated, and audaciously optimistic.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: This Disney dragon exchanges majesty for lesser Aladdin Genie one-liners.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Let it entertain while planting the seeds of acceptance and understanding so our children can be better than the insular generations that failed before them.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Disney Animation Studios one-ups their craftsmanship in the Asian-set adventure ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’, a beautiful-to-look-at effort that feels decidedly borrowed from establishment narratives. The jokey aspect works less than it usually does – and the musical sing-a-longs are sorely missed – but the voice cast is second to none.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
    • Excerpt: Coming as it does in a time where careless fiction and lies are treated as gospel and bad actors are lauded for their divisiveness, is it really any wonder that this film comes off as more of a fantasy than originally intended?
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies
    • Excerpt: Disney’s first animated feature with Southeast Asian heroine, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ is a classic Disney adventure with big action and gorgeous animation.