Coco is a great movie with a very well developed plot and a terrific cast. It has a whole lot of heart, but never forgets to have fun either, taking us on a jam packed adventure, loaded with colour and spectacle. There are also plenty of sombre moments and, as you would expect from Pixar, some tearjerkers, the song Remember Me is a particular high point of the movie, which I am not afraid to admit had me holding back tears.
However, as far as my standards for Pixar goes, it is nowhere near some of their best work. While it may be far superiour to recent movies, such as Brave and Cars 3, it comes nowhere close to the likes of Toy Story, Monsters Inc. or Up, main reason for this being that I never truly cared for these characters, they were not as loveable as the likes of Mr. Incredible or Joy, and there was certainly no Mike Wozowski or Dug in the mix either, they were all a little flat.
The voice cast is all around terrific, Anthony Gonzalez breaths a whole lot of life in to Miguel, Gael García Bernal brings a lot of richness to Hector, by far my favourite character in this movie, and Benjamin Bratt manages a lot of complicated layers to his character, Ernesto de le Cruz, with confidence and class.
Not spectacular, but certainly left me smiling. While it is not Pixars finest, Coco is still a joy, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good family film.
A young boy enters the Land of the Dead after handling the guitar of his ancestor, and must find this relative in order to return home.
0 out of 2 found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.