Disney Pixar has done it again with their brand new film Coco in theaters everywhere Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2017. Before I dive into my full movie review I would like to first share what the film is about and a quick Trailer.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Catch The Full Trailer Below!
If you are looking for a movie to touch you yet still provide that new and exciting feeling of exploring a world you never knew of then this will do that plus more. For the first time in cinema history, we have been given a movie that provides a simple definition and the meaning of The Day Of The Dead. Disney Pixar’s Coco has touched my heart and I know it will touch your families hearts as well.
There is nothing in this world that is more important to me than Mi Familia, My family. In Disney Pixar’s Coco, you will find out how Family is much more than just people you live with. Miguel is conflicted with his natural gifted ability as a musician and his families hatred for music altogether. Miguel has to battle with the one thing he loves the most with the people he loves the most in his life. A battle I think many of us face in our day to day lives where we tend to balance family life with personal hobbies and work.
Miguel has a fierce Abuelita who is doing her best to look out for her family by keeping them away from music. Miguel’s great-grandmother Coco is always there for him, she is the one who listens to him and Miguel loves to spend time with her. In this movie you will find that simply put their relationship together is special and something that most of us don’t get to experience. Miguel is able to spend time with his Coco and also give her a few surprises along the way.
After Miguel plays Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar he finds out he is now in the Land of the Dead and needs to get back to the World of the Living before sunrise. In this amazing journey, you will follow along as Miguel sets off to find his routes and connect with his family who has passed on to the next world. Miguel is joined by his companion Dante the dog who sticks by his side through thick and thin. Get ready to hear some insanely good music as well as laugh and cry your heart out during this epic journey.
My Thought’s About The Movie
I absolutely loved this movie, there were moments in the movie where I had to remind my self this is an animated movie and these aren’t real people. It was visually an astounding film that was filled with beautiful colors and scenes you could only have imagined in your mind, yet they are right in front of you and they were beautiful. I had to pinch myself as to how realistic everything looked yet how fun and animated it stayed throughout the whole film.
This film teaches you family values that take what we tell our children and visually display what we as parents try to convey. Disney Pixar’s Coco is filled with loveable characters that are relatable and remind me of my family. If it wasn’t enough that that film was visually astounding then you will be floored by the music that is featured in this film. All the actors in the film sang for each of their characters which honestly shocked me. Miguel (Voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is an amazingly talented singer who floored me during our interview with his wonderful voice.
I didn’t personally think the skeletons in this film were at all scary, in fact, they seemed very loveable to me. I really liked how dressed up the skeletons were and don’t get me started on their perfect hair in this film. I’m so jealous I wish I could keep my hair looking as good as the skeletons in this film did. All of the actors who worked on this film did an amazing job with their characters, I’m excited to see the film again with my little ones.
What Disney Pixar’s Coco Taught Me
Now more than ever we as people as a whole should offer up more love to the entire world. In tough times like we are experiencing now it’s more important that we all take the time to love and appreciate our families. As I grow older and the kids grow closer to being adults I find myself trying to grasp for those beautiful moments that seem to slip by so quickly. Although I do spend time wishing I appreciated the times I spent with the kids when they were younger I don’t let that hold me back from soaking up all the love and fun from out new experiences.
Coco is that type of movie where it leaves you with a life lesson that you and your children can take home with you. Life isn’t just about going out and having fun, although it is important that you are having fun in life. Life is about spending it with the ones you love and sharing those fun times with them. I feel as though Coco begs us with the question “How do I want to be remembered” in life and in death.
The Day of the Dead is all about celebrating and remembering the ones we loved who have passed on to the afterlife. We don’t really know what is after this life but it’s nice to be comforted by the thought that our loved ones do live on in another world. The more we remember the ones we love for who they were in life as well as the many things they did is what keeps them alive in our hearts. I truly begged myself to answer the question ” How do I want to be remembered?” after leaving the theater.
I had once thought about everything to do with having a family before I had my first child. I can say honestly I did lose my way and got caught up in life and the day to day chores of being an adult. I will say now that I won’t get lost in the day to day activities and I will make a point to stop and smell the roses with my family. Small things like surprise visits to loved ones, or maybe just slowing down every day and putting the phone down to have a talk about what my 4-year-old thought about her day at the park is a start.
I dare you to watch this movie and to take your family to see it too. On what better day could it have been shown as well. Then to have it shown on the one day we take out of the year to sit with our families and express all the things we are Thankful for throughout the year. A must see film that I undoubtedly give 5 out of 5 stars for, I’m excited to be able to purchase this movie and keep it in my home to watch time and time again with my little ones.
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