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lauren elizabeth
Mar 29, 2018
In Vlog Film Reviews
Warmth. Wonder. Wishfullness. As each moment passed, the importance of family filled my heart. The spectacular story that rose Pixar back from the dead - Coco. Suitable for all ages, Coco conveys the appreciation for heritage, as it brings longing, joy, and moving music to the big screen. Coco tells the story of a young Mexican boy, Miguel, determined in becoming a successful musician, like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. However, due to his family's ban on music, Miguel finds himself having an adventure in the breathtaking Land of the Dead. Coco manages to make its audience question, "how long will it be before I am forgotten?" This was a powerful route for Disney Pixar to take, but it's not surprising that it worked. How often do they disappoint? Family is the most extraordinary bond on the planet; this is what Coco suceeded in proving to its audiences. However, they not only did that, but showed the world how huge of a role that music plays in our souls. This is clearly showed as 'Remember Me' won an Oscar for Best Original Song. 'Remember Me' conveys that love has no barriers, especially when it comes to distance. No matter how far away a loved one is, they will always be there in heart; this is a significant message within both the song, and the movie as a whole. The power of music is also conveyed in Coco, as we see it tear a family apart, however see an ambitious young boy use it to bring them back together. Coco continues to please audiences as it also ticks off the list for context. This magical masterpiece not only creates characters that are easy to sympathise for, but places them within the very real environment of Mexico. The culture is the very centre of the movie, as it is based around the events of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and Pixar clearly went to great lengths to ensure that Coco was culturally correct. Disney Pixar created vibrant visuals for their refreshing, comforting movie. Although Coco was familiar to other Pixar films surrounding the topic of family, Coco is undeniably one of their best! 4.5☆