TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 15, 2017
In 2015, Pixar put out two movies, the amazing Inside Out and the slightly less amazing The Good Dinosaur. Two years later, they're doing the same thing and following up this summer's lackluster Cars 3 with Coco, a new film about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
It looks amazing and gorgeous and all of the things we expect from Pixar, but it also looks a tad too much like 2014's The Book of Life, a brilliant and beautiful animated feature that already covered a lot of these same themes. Granted, unless you're a parent or a film critic, you probably don't even remember that movie, which appears to be exactly what Disney's banking on.
Pixar has shown over the last few years that they are indeed mortal and can make movies that are less than masterpieces. I hope Coco is a step in the right direction for the animation behemoth, but I can't help but feel it's one likely to be another so-so movie that gets unanimous praise due to the impeccable craft on display. I could be wrong, I've been wrong before. Let's hope I'll be wrong again. Coco opens in North America on November 22.
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