Back to these jokers!
We saw Pixar’s Coco yesterday and it reminded me that there are very few Pixar films I’ve seen that don’t have me in tears at least once by the end. I’d recommend everyone go out and see it, other than the fact that you have to sit through an anemic 22 minute long Frozen cartoon that is maybe not as offensive as the internet thinks it is, but is certainly no where in the league of the film it precedes. Luckily, Disney is apparently pulling the Frozen animated episode from the beginning of Coco on Dec. 8th, which both removes a sort of slow torture from the movie-going experience and reduces the run time down from what was well over two hours to an hour and forty nine minutes. It’s still on the lengthier side for an animated kids film, but the time flies by.
The basic story of Coco is about a boy named Miguel living in… I guess a fantastical traditional Mexican town. He loves music, but for generations his family has hated music and has dedicated themselves to making shoes. He quickly discovers his the great grandson of a famous Mexican musician, tries to steal the famous dead man’s guitar from a tomb, and ends up transported to the world of the dead during the Day of the Dead, and ancestral family antics and emotions ensue. The soundtrack is also wonderful, as it should be, considering the subject matter, and Miguel is a very plucky, likable lead. The plot takes quite a few twists, and expertly handles some red herrings that kept me guessing until the very end. So basically I’m saying it’s REALLY GOOD, everyone should go see it.
Also we saw it in 3D because of the showtime convenience, but it wasn’t worth the extra price, so I recommend a 2D showing what the vibrancy of the colors won’t be dulled by 3D glasses.Published on by Alex Kolesar