Movie Review

Coco (2017)

Ahead of this holiday season, we have Coco (2017), the new animation film from Pixar. Like all previous Pixar films, it has an underlying emotional background. The story is about a 12-year old boy Miguel, living in Mexico, who has an inherent talent for music. However, his grandmother prevents him from following his heart – Miguel’s great-great-grandmother had banned all forms of music in her life and her descendants – her husband, a talented musician had abandoned the family for playing music to the world. Miguel’s desire is so pure, he gets transported to the “Land of the Dead” – a Mexican version of after world – he meets his great-great-grandmother and eventually his great-great-grandfather, the world-renowned musician. Did he manage to get their blessings for his passion is rest of the story? There were a lot of superb visuals, great music and unexpected twists.

There was a bit too much of skeletons everywhere in the “Land of the Dead” for my taste, otherwise, Coco was a fun movie – kids love the film. A smashing way to welcome the new year.