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Taking dad’s advice, Raya, a self-proclaimed dragon nerd, befriends Fang’s princess Namaari (Gemma Chan), also a dragon nerd, whom she takes to the secret, sacred shrine of the crystal.
It’s a carefully planned ruse anyone can see coming a mile away. Namaari tries to steal the crystal, breaking it into five pieces and unknowingly freeing the incarcerated Druun, who begin turning everyone back into stone.
Six years later, when the flashbacks and narration from Raya finally stops, we see her travelling the land on her token Disney cute-critter — a giant mutation between a pill-bug and an armadillo named Tuk Tuk (Alan Tudyk) — trying to find the legendary last dragon Sisu, who some believe was carried away by the rivers after she vanquished the Druun. Raya, impressed by the fables, thinks she can revive Sisu — and she does (otherwise, the title wouldn’t make much sense).
Sisu, who looks like a mix of a furry lizard and a deformed My Little Pony, is not the brightest bulb in the dragon community — in fact, even she is baffled when her brothers and sisters sacrificed themselves to make sure she could use their combined magic to turn the tide around 500 years ago.
This underlying story of an underdog proving its worth is a classic Disney trope — not that I’m complaining. Actually, there’s not much to complain about in Raya and the Last Dragon. The film is artfully designed, its visuals perfectly rendered, and its message (i.E. Peace and love begins with trust), aptly delivered. It takes one a while to dig out its few, minor shortfalls.
First of all, this is an all-women marathon, and men are deemed irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Other than Raya’s father (Daniel Dae Kim), late in the movie we meet the 10-year-old boy Boun (Izaac Wang), who owns a boat that doubles as a shrimp restaurant (Druun are repelled by water, so a houseboat makes sense). Even later, the group finds Tong (Benedict Wong, Doctor Strange) a hefty warrior from the Spine kingdom.