Film Review: Coco

Coco

Title Coco

Directors: Lee UnkrichAdrian Molina

Cast: Anthony GonzalezGael García BernalBenjamin Bratt

Genre: Animation

Rating: 4 stars

 

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.

Día de Muertos is a beautiful celebration to honour the dead, your family and celebrate life itself. Family is always an important component in animation films and Coco is not different on that. But what a film does with that component is what makes it different or not. Coco is a true family film. A film that shows how important our loved ones are, that we should remember those who gave us one of greatest gifts of all: life.

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Coco has amazing characters. Miguel is a young boy we follow through this journey. He’s a kid who found his love for music looking up to one of the greatest singers in his hometown, Ernesto de la Cruz. And when trying to express his love for music he stumbles into the Land of the Dead. In the picture above you can see some of his family members. Miguel is an amazing young kid who will be loved by kids, young adults and parents.

Probably the most funny character is Dante.

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There are some hilarious parts with Dante. Every good lead role needs an amazing sidekick. Dante is definitely Miguel’s amazing sidekick.

Apart from these two amazing ones I grew most fund of Héctor. When this film starts it might seem you have figured out how this film is going to turn out. What makes this so great is that this journey and this whole film is not what you epxect. At the start I saw so many cliché’s, but they’re gone in a minute. I love that these creators put a lot of thought in it. You can see the work that went into this production. To come back to Héctor, he is that character who is full of surprises.

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Everyone involved in this film created a beautiful setting. The world where the dead live is so colourful, marvellous. It is created with respect for the tradition for Día de Muertos. Watching Coco and seeing what Día de Muertos is, makes feel you warm inside. A perfect film for when it’s cold outside.


Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Title: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Directors: Kevin DetersStevie Wermers

Cast: Jonathan GroffKristen BellJosh Gad

Genre: AnimationShort

Rating: 3 stars

 

Summary from MDb

A Christmas-themed special featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures’ 53rd full-length animated motion picture, “Frozen (2013)”.

Before Coco, a short film from Frozen is shown. 30 minutes long so not that short. Olaf goes looking for traditions after Elsa and Anna finding out they don’t have traditions. It’s a typical christmas short film with your favorite characters from Frozen back in action. Compared to the film that is shown after Olaf’s Frozen Adventure it is kind of bad. Just enjoyable to watch but a little to long in my opinion.

Less long, a few better jokes and this short film would be great.

Thank you for reading and leave a comment below if you want to share your thoughts on this film.

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