Austinn Says Hats Off:
Just saw ‘Coco’: The Day the Music Died. Conclusion: 8/10. Disney Pixar’s best movie in a while, at least since Monsters U. The animation of DisPix movies is always getting better. It is truly amazing, and the scenery often looks like it could be real. The plot of Coco is really solid all the way through, and the main characters are really well portrayed. The music is also very good throughout, but actually, I wish there was more of it. The animated short beforehand (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) was also very good, even though it was like 10 minutes long, and the music was not quite on par with Frozen. Overall, I definitely recommend it, since good kid’s movies are hard to come by these days, and Disney always does a good job making movies that kids AND adults can enjoy. #gravedbythebell #forgetmenot #greatgreatgrandfinale #thecobblerssonhasnotunes #guitarhero #justduet #locoforcocostuff
Kelvin Says Hats Off:
Just saw “Coco: For Remembers Only.” Conclusion: 8/10. Esta película tiene mucha ternura. For me, it’s the best thing Pixar has done in a while. The themes of family and remembrance are beautifully highlighted through this paean to Mexican culture. The visuals centering on Día de Muertos are warm and familiar. It can feel transformative at times. What’s more, the music is rich and understated. Compared to Moana, I think the music here is much more consistent and better as a whole. It does follow some of the Pixar conventions, but its message and charm make up for its more formulaic aspects. #CuckooForCoco #WakeMeUpBeforeYouCoco #ToBellAndBack #WhenAllIsDeadAndDone #GuitarHeel #ShoeTangClan #FullPetalJacket #ElBoySoLoco #FamiliaSpirit #SillyRabbitPixarForKids
Of course, there is the animated short before the feature film….
Just saw “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: A Tradition Unlike Any Other.” Conclusion: 8/10. This seemed more like a long than a short. While my main criticism would be the run-time, the short film fits in a few things that work pretty well. I thought the musical numbers were fresh and didn’t harken back too much to the movie. The story is sweet in its exploration of traditions without being overly sentimental. I’d also say that it pairs pretty well with the feature film accompanying it. #HotCoco #TheSnowman #SleighQueen #CitizenCane
Adam Says Hats Off:
Saw Coco: The Dead Build Bridges Not Walls.
Rating as follows:
Total: 8.8/10 (Hats Off)
Cinematography (1.7): 1.6
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.3
Story Telling (1.5): 1.2
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.0
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 1.1
Best Category – Cinematography (1.0): 1.0
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.8
Character Dev (0.5): 0.4
Overall Message (0.4): 0.4
First thing to note is how beautiful this animation was. It’s pretty amazing how far animation has come and Cocos visuals were absolutely spectacular. It was cool to learn a little bit about Dia De Los Muertos and the symbolism behind the holiday. The defining message was very touching and should hit close to home for many people. I also loved the music! Being from Florida, I’ve been around latin music a bit so there’s always some nostalgia when I listen to it. But, nostalgia aside, the vocal talent and instruments were really well done. I highly recommend this movie to basically everyone. Though the theme is a little dark, I think it was done in such a way that it’s great for the kids and adults alike. If you can, go see it in theaters, if not, definitely when it hits the streaming channels.