exploring the best of Hawaii through the eyes of a Mainland*Girl
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Lilo and Stitch (Big Island)
Finally got a chance to watch this Disney film replete with pidgin accents, wide nosed almond-eyed tanned characters, and a tropical backdrop of the Big Island. The film's catch phrase, "Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten" focuses on a "small and broken" family who adopts Stitch, an alien, who learns the meaning of love and connection through his adventures with Lilo and her older sister who struggles to raise her. It was heart warming to see The Big Island as a prominent part of the scene scape--from the quaint plantation towns, palm trees at sunset, Elvis music, Merrie Monarch hula festival, surf scenes, active Volcano and raised wooden houses. Not sure if the alien aspect was really necessary nonetheless looking forward to watching part 2.