“Seize your moment.”
Title: Coco (2017)
Director: Lee Unkrich
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation, Fantasy
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Rating: 5/5 stars
- Remember me is the most iconic and meaningful song in the film! The meaning behind it will bring you to tears!
The warm lighting throughout the story was great and the film was so wonderfully coloured.
I really loved the music choice throughout the film, they kept the main Mexican vibe but the songs really helped to build up the film further.
Miguel’s family hates music and they make shoes, but Miguel wants to play the guitar and his idol is Ernesto de la Cruz. When his desperation turns intense, Miguel is thrust into the Land of the Dead and he needs to gain his family’s blessing to return. With the help of Héctor, they venture off on a journey on forgiveness and acceptance.
Okay, the animated banners that introduced the story’s background at the start was a genius and awesome idea! I also felt that the train station in the Land of the Dead had a real resemblance to the movie Hugo!
The comedy was really well timed and the plot twists were really REALLY good. The story development was really well planned out and the movie was intimate yet loud.
Coco is heartwarming and emotional, a definite recommendation to fans of Disney and music.
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