Coco Movie Review: Pixar takes you to the journey of joyful deads
Disney movies provide you a home of memories for a lifetime. Pixar movies have a bittersweet nostalgic method of movies which gives you an emotional mandate. All of its “Toy Story” films where Dory has to find Nemo with a memory loss problem in “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory”.
However one of the most relevant movies with the aforementioned criteria of mandatory nostalgia is “Up” because of its storyline where a widower decides to do all right by the memory of his beloved wife, deals with death.
The new Pixar movie “Coco” is slightly different from the rule of themes by the series of movies. The movie is set in the time of Mexico’s annual Dia de Los Muertos holiday, it explains us in precise details of how families there, celebrate and honor – and remember – their dead family members. And like the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos holiday, the film is not at all mournful and sad, but a happy to watch theme.
Director of “Toy Story 3” alum Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina, “Coco” is a story about a 12-year-old baby boy who magically travels between the land of Death, which is not at all a dark and spooky place and then to the land of the living.
It’s a happy city, glowing with colors and stuffed in with chimerical creatures, or “spirit animals.” It’s no exaggerated explanation to say it shows us things we’ve never seen before, a mathematical expression of a movie that happens so rarely in the times of modern cinema.
The People living in the Deadlands are amusing skeletons. If a skeleton breaks into pieces of clattering bones, it draws itself back together in magical, comical fashion which will draw your attention anyway. It’s always nighttime in the Land of the Dead skeleton people, which is contrasting to the sun-bleached days of the Land of the Living.
The 12-year-old kid in the movie, Miguel, who has the voice of Anthony Gonzalez, wants to become a Mariachi Musician who plays guitar. His family did not know about his passion as the family has been cheated and betrayed on, with their own people who ran behind their dreams to the stardom.
Miguel goes away to places, where he secretly plays along to the records and weird old musical films of Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), a mariachi superstar who died tragically in the 1940s. One of the best songs he left behind is titled, “Remember Me,”.