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Coco may be very typical at times, but the culture and emotional factor is impactful that touched me in a personal way!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
What I Like:
-The culture this film brings about the Latino culture and their Dia de los Muertos holiday is very authentic, and the all Latino cast really adds to the authenticity
-The animation was superb, and seeing the colorful dark blend really made this a unique display for us to watch
-The emotion is what made it very impactful, there were some powerful scenes where it brought me to tears and reprioritize for me the importance of remembering family
-The song, “Remember Me,” is one song that is impactful and for all of us to remember in a long time
The So So;
-Yes it does have the typical Disney cliches, especially at the beginning to really jump start the film, but once it really started going you can sit back and relax and enjoy this culturally sensitive tale
What I Didn’t Like:
-Those Disney cliches really made it predictable for me, and some of the twists I saw coming
SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):
-The twist of Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, actually being Miguel’s Great Great Grandfather, is something I knew would come, however, the way how Hector was coming back to his family but was murdered by the great musician, Ernesto de la Cruz, voiced by Benjamin Bratt, and became famous by taking all his music lyrics and what not really added a bigger character depth to Hector and why he tries so hard to go back to The Land of the Living so he can see his family at least one more time after his unexpected death, to me, that was very powerful
Pixar once again made another unique movie watching experience for the whole family to enjoy. They can enjoy the great animation, enjoy the music, and learn a culture and what makes Latinos so special and unique. As I said before, this film really touched me on a personal level, and reignited me to learn how important family is, and why you should always remember them even after they’re dead. I’m grateful for the writers in actually doing their homework, and making this film as authentic that they can. Kudos to that!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars