When I saw the preview for Coco I was a little worried that this going to be a rip-off of The Book Of Life. For those of you who missed it or completely forgot immediately after watching it, The Book of Life was another animated movie about the Day of the Dead colors dialled right up to 11. But the only good thing about The Book of Life was the Mexican Underworld, which I loved so much I didn’t want to admit my disappointment with that film. Would Pixar be able to make a better movie from such a good location? The answer is: Yes. Good god yes, of course yes of course they did. How could I have been worried? Read more
2017 certainly has been a down year for animated movies. While there have been a number of animated movies released throughout the year, quantity has far outweighed quality. As such, it’s certainly shown in diminishing box office numbers for almost all the animated movies released this year (minus Despicable Me 3). Luckily however, as far as animated movies are concerned, 2017 is going out on a high note with Coco, the latest offering from Pixar Studios. After three straight lower caliber movies (The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3) from the well-respected animation studio, Coco is more of what we’ve come to expect from Pixar over the years. Thanks to the movie’s uniquely told story, respect to culture, beautiful animation, and catchy, original music, Coco is another noteworthy winner from Pixar.