Raya And The Last Dragon Meets Expectations

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Maggie Bulkley, Digital Media Manager

Disney movies have seemed to be disappointments lately, with all of the sequels and live-action remakes. Excluding the Pixar films and Disney+ exclusive releases, it feels like it’s been a while since the company has released any fresh, original content.
This is why expectations were not the highest for the release of Raya And The Last Dragon. The film tells the story of Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) as she scours the land of Kumandra, trying to find Sisu (Awkwafina), the last dragon, in order to save her land from the wretched Druun.
A fitting title, right?
The film was as expected. There’s not much else to say. The viewer walks in to see a mediocre Disney film and walks out having seen a mediocre Disney film. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 95%, so it has that going for it, but I would have to disagree with the rating. Sure, there’s the message of trust and friendship and a joke or two, but it wasn’t excellent. It wasn’t terrible, either. 2 out of 5.