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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Coco (2018)


What is it about? 

A little boy aspiring to be a musician is baffled by his family's ban on the art form, thus, enters the land of the dead to find his great-great grandfather to get his blessing. 

Who is in it? 

Anthony Gonzalez - Miguel

Gael Garcia Bernal - Hector 

Benjamin Bratt - Ernesto De La Cruz


Favorite Scene: 

In his first moment as a signer, Miguel takes the stage in the land of the dead, along with Hector, and delivers an awesome performance. 

Favorite Quote: 

Miguel: [to Héctor] A minute ago I thought I was related to a murderer! You're a total upgrade!

Review: 

Coco is awesome. It's such a beautiful plot and story with a remarkable life lesson, that I'm not even sure that I can completely encapsulate it in words. The film has so many great things going for it - visually, character development, diversity (hello non-white protagonist), and so much more - but it is the overall plot that makes Coco tremendous. 

The lending of Mexican culture (another positive), and the bouncing between the land of the dead and living, along with a nice plot twist, ranks Coco up there with many of the great Pixar films.

I can't do this film justice in a review other than just saying - go watch it. 

Grade: 4.5/5 

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