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.
A great Pixar film. I love it. Good story and full of emotions. A masterpiece.
Yet again, Pixar never ceases to touch our hearts and drop our jaws with their unpredictable storylines, loveable characters, amazing visuals, and mind blowing plot twists. Never again will you see a movie as powerful as this one. Teaching us that there is always more to people than what we see and also how music affects lives. Be amazed and be touched by this masterpiece and it will leave you with a deep appreciation for family and music.
I don't think Coco could've been launched at a better moment in History. Watching the colorful and realistic portraits of Mexicans and their cultures, I thought it was great that Disney gave Mexico a reason to be proud of themselves, while Trump keeps on humiliating the country with his outrageous speaches. This is my particular view. Now, about the movie itself... I am a writer. I've watched about 80% of Disney movies, and still I was surprised. Maybe I didn't board with much faith, because people kept telling my I'd love it. But when the twist came, and I was unaware, I burst into tears. Now, I am a 28 year old person, I did not expect the story to be so engaging, or their message to be so heart breaking, it transceeds generations and brings us closer to our families and dreams. Unfortunately, my grandmother passes away one year ago, so it made me understand the importance of REMEMBERING even more. Not only remembering, but also keeping the traditions alive and never let the flame of our ancesters perish. I absolutely love this picture, and I'll go back to it many, many times in my life.
I walked in to the movie not knowing much about it, but the popular opinion that it is a "good film" more than a "fun cartoon" is the correct one. This is not a movie made for 5 year-olds, as Coco is one of the most brutal attacks on the audiences' emotions Pixar has ever perpetrated. In fact, I think this movie is too devastating for younger viewers, who don't wish their hopes and dreams destroyed. The harsh reality, murders, child abuse and death that this movie is obsessed with is great for those of us with a mccabe sense of humor, but I am surprised that this bizarre movie found an audience at all. Bring it on, I say! It's easily the best Pixar movie since 2006's Ratatouille.