In this edition of Things You Might Not Have Seen (TYMNHS), I will talk about the animated movie Raya and the last dragon. I realized I haven’t done a TYMNHS blog post in a long, long time. I feel like Sisu the dragon waking up after five hundred years lol. I can’t believe I delayed watching this great movie as long as I did.
What is it about?
The movie is set in a chaotic, dystopian world, where magical dragons are all but wiped out trying to save the humans from Druuns. Druuns are terrifying creatures that feed off of the energy of living things and turn them to stone.
All is not lost however. One legend says that the last dragon Sisu is still alive and can be summoned by a dragon gem, the magical object that the dragons left behind. It is all up to the guardian of the dragon gem, Raya, to gather the broken pieces of the gem from the five divided kingdoms of the human world, Fang, Heart, Spine, Talon, and Tail.
I loved the beautiful, cinematic style of the movie: the lush greens, the lore of each kingdom, and the creative, cute new animals. I adored Tuk-Tuk! (A half-armadillo/rolly polly?, half-pug cutie). I am not that sure about the toot and boom lol
I liked each of the main characters, but especially Sisu (Awkwafina was fantastic!).
The message of the movie is profound. It is about trust. Trusting others in good faith that they will do the same. It is such a hard concept, especially if you have been betrayed or let down, but that is what makes the message so deep.
Hope and optimism is good for the soul, and it has the power to change even the hardest of hearts. So whenever you are feeling jaded, just watch Raya and the last dragon, and you will feel a spark of hope ignite deep within.
I hope that you liked this blog post. I will try to do more of TYMNHS posts. I was caught in the quagmire of marketing, but I am now trying to get out of it lol.
I hope you have a great day!
Take care 😊