Film Review: Coco

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Many thanks for the review Cas,

      I thought this looked like a blatant rip off....from the excellent book of life.

      However you have sold it to me now, Will be getting it once available for the kids (and me) :)
       
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      Saw this last Sunday and yes, there were a few sniffles :)

      I realise that Pixar now come under the Disney umberella, but Moana was most definitely a Disney creation and Coco is a Disney / Pixar creation (in my mind that means old style Pixar). I know it's easy now to judge Disney and Disney/Pixar creations together, but in my opinion Pixar creations should still stand, and be judged, seperately.
       
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      Agreed - don’t think Moana is Pixar but just Disney Animation Studios - however Merida from Brave is.
      Also not sure how it can be unmissable and yet only get 8/10 ?
       
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      I really enjoyed it. I thought it had a very decent story line and the animation was excellent. The really vibrant "Mexican" colours really pop. It also gives a good background to what the "Day of the Dead" means in Mexican culture.
       
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      Thanks for this, The book of life is just amazing!!!
       
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      I adored this film, I was seriously misty eyed by the end...beautiful story, beautifully told.
      Looked stunning, lovely soundtrack. Voice cast were great, this is close to top tier Pixar for me...it’s not Toy Story 2 territory but it’s very very good.
       
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      I also highly enjoyed watching Coco and my only disappointment is that this wonderful film didn’t get an IMAX release here in the UK, although it still looked and sounded fantastic even in a bog standard screen at local multiplex :cool:

      Best take a hanky if you’re going to watch this with the missus though, as every woman in the audience that I sat in was blubbering loudly by the end!
       
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      Saw this last Sunday, took my 4 year old daughter. I thought it was a bit 'heavy' for real young ones - not so much the tone or story which they wouldnt pick up too much of, but given the mexican accents were really strong and especially the start is a bit slow, I felt it lacked some throwaway slapstick etc to give the little ones a giggle.

      That aside, I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it by the end and yea, the ending is very touching and defo had me tearing up! (very dusty in there). The whole ending sequence with the music is very well done.
       
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      I went to see this today with my wife and six-year old daughter. This is one of the Most beautifully animated films I’ve ever seen. The colours are astonishing and this will be a reference disc for sure.

      As with ‘Up’ and so many other Pixar films, this is a film which works for children and adults alike. The creators manage to sensitively explain the importance of remembering family members, in a way that I can’t see anyone other than Disney/Pixar doing. There is a fair build up (in story) to the last 10mins, and despite promising myself I wouldn’t well up, it got me!

      For me, Coco is a solid 9 out of 10. A hairs breadth from their finest work and a must own 4k disc when it’s released.
       
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      For me this was another Good Dinosaur; Visually impressive, but a fairly bland storyline, and I just couldn't get into the "humour". A good final ten minutes, but something like Inside Out resonated with me far more. More disappointingly, for a movie so focused on music, that was also pretty forgettable to me. First Disney/Pixar release I'll be skipping since TGD.
       
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      This is the type of film that will resonate a lot more in Asia, South America and the Middle East than North America and Europe. This is the Finding Nemo of the east.

      A truly magical film and every bit as good as Toy Story.
       

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