Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, 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 following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
When I learned about Coco, for some reasons, I thought it was a movie about a young boy losing his dog and trying to go to the world of the dead in order to find again his dog. Because of the very positive reviews, I really thought this was a gem and waited quite some time before finally seeing it.
Let me get this straight. I did not like the movie. At all. Once again, this is a typical Pixar film. Totally overrated. Way too complex. Too shiny. And at the end, I don't feel any emotions or any connection with any character.
I remember feeling the same with Wall-e. The same with The Incredibles. Etc.
Technically, the film is obviously top notch, but those Pixar films are so damn perfect that there is nothing artistic about them anymore. Every frame is so full of perfect elements that I feel nauseated.
Yes, I give it 3 out of 10. Can we please stop the Pixar money-machine?
Spectacularly colourful with a sweet, (albeit predictable) path. Certainly not a misfire from Pixar, but also did not appeal to me personally in the way that many of their other films have.
_Final rating:★★½ - Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._
**Beautiful, colourful and sweet**
This film has real heart, with great messages about what family can and should do for each other. Great voice acting, great songs without having the burden of exposition via song that you find in the more musical ventures by Disney. I loved that you could see genuine guitar chords being played, so often in live action films the playing of musical instruments, especially guitar are poorly faked. None of that in this animated gem.
One thing I personally loved was the depiction of Mexican culture. Although I really enjoyed _Moana_, I thought it was a little bit too much of a pastiche of multiple Pacific cultures when it should have just picked one (Maori) and stuck with it. _Coco_ celebrates Mexican culture, and depicts it well. The only thing missing for me was more Mexican cuisine.
It can get a little dark in places, so maybe be careful when watching it with the little ones, but should appeal to most of the family.
I loved the movie starting from the characters, animation, colors, emotions, story everything. A good way to tell how important a family is. Happy it had a happy ending.