Several weeks ago my husband and I finally got around to seeing “Coco”.
I used to live and die for Pixar movies but I hadn’t seen one since 2010’s “Toy Story 3”. Except for “Cars 3” I had been interested in seeing every Pixar movie that had come out this decade but for one reason or another I never got around to seeing them. I wanted to make sure I saw “Coco” in the theater. Not only did it look good, but I wanted to support it because I am Mexican-American, and I wanted to support the first Pixar movie to have Latino characters at its center.
I absolutely loved “Coco”.
It reminded me of why I fell in love with Pixar movies in the first place. The film was funny and heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. All the voice actors did a fantastic job. I felt like the film also did great job of being about a Mexican family but also making the story universally accessible for Non-Latino viewers.
I do think the film was a little predictable though. Three were two twists in the story that I saw coming a mile away but other than that I have no gripes with “Coco”. If you haven’t seen “Coco” yet I highly recommend seeing it as soon as you get a chance if you are somebody who likes Pixar films, Disney films, Animated film or films with a great heart.
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