“Raya and the last Dragon” Review

Lainey VanSumeren, Staff Writer

What’s the Story?

Long ago, in the fantasy world Kumandra, humans lived along side dragons in peace. But then came a monstrous creature called the Druun, a smokey and glowing creature whose only will is to turn all living things to stone. As a last resort to save the humans the dragons made the ultimate sacrifice. Now five hundred years in the future, the humans have taken the dragons sacrifice for granted. Filled with greed they destroy the one thing protecting them from the Druun, each group taking a single piece of it to protect themselves. Now a single warrior has taken on the mission of hunting down the last dragon, things don’t go as planned. She meets an array of different characters on the way, and relearns how to trust.


My Review

The movie was gorgeously animated, and the characters were well formed. The writers obviously made the movie to make people of all ages laugh. There was humor in it for everyone, and was definitely good for all ages. The writers did an impeccable job of allowing the audience to become emotionally attached to the characters in the short amount of time they were covered. The voice actors did an incredible job of giving the characters life, and giving the audience a full idea of who the character was and how the portrayed emotions. An added bonus is that the movie doesn’t have the usual Disney princess vibe. The show is entertaining and enjoyable for everyone who watches it.  As said by Jason VanSumeren “I love that they didn’t sing.”

  • Release date: March 5, 2021
  • Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1h 30min
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