Coco | A Movie Review

21 February 2018

 Movie Review #2

Aloha dolls 🌺

I enjoyed writing my last movie review so much that I knew I had to do it again! It's also on my 2018 goals list and so I start as I mean to go on. Today I'm reviewing Coco which is the brand new Disney Pixar animation that was released in the UK on January 19th. I knew I needed to see this film in the cinema as I find Disney films (and any film for that matter) are so much better on the big screen. Matt and I went to watch it back at the start of February and oh my, it was brilliant. 

The Story
I loved the story, it really was brilliant and so thought provoking. You follow a young boy who's from a family who make shoes as a living. Unfortunately, Miguel has other passions that don't agree with what his family believe in or what his family hope for him to become. The passion that Miguel holds that is forbidden is his family is his passion towards music and how he wants to be a musician. After a few events, Miguel finds himself in the after world and is faced with having to get back into the land of the living. There he meets many wonderful characters and that's when the story gets really interesting. 

What I love about this story is how much Mexican history has been put into it. I especially love how it's based around and focused on the day of the dead. Not only is it just a fun holiday to explore but it's also really educational if you don't know anything about the day of the dead. 

The overall story is such an emotional one that really got my tears going by the end. Disney films always make me cry so much and this one was no exception. Matt even turned round to me and said 'I don't think I have ever seen you cry this much at a Disney film before' -  I was a MESS. The story was also really funny, there was a great balance between fun and emotion making it a brilliant film to watch. I honestly have no bad word to say about the story line as I honestly thought it was perfect. 
The Characters
All of the characters in the film are great and really bring the story to life. I actually love that the film is named after Mama Coco who is Miguel's great grandmother. Miguel is the protagonist of the story and you follow him throughout the story, yet the film is named after Coco which I find endearing. I loved Miguel, he was such a fun character and he was so innocent too. He was so sweet and you instantly full in love with his character as soon as you meet him and damn he is amazing on the guitar! 

Another character you meet is Hector. Hector in the after world and he is probably my favourite character in the whole film. Again he's another sweet character and he's also so much fun. You feel for him from the first time you meet him and you just love him more and more as the story goes on.

There are so many more wonderful characters such as Ernesto de la Cruz and Imelda. Another character I have to mention is Dante. Dante is I guess Miguel's side kick and is just super cute. He is a scrappy dog that lives on the streets of Mexico who follows Miguel around everywhere and brings such great comic value to the story.

The Animation/Scenery
The two directors (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina) did such a superb job when it came down to the animation in this movie. The colours were beautiful and it really did show Mexico's beauty wonderfully. I have never been to Mexico however I have visited the Mexican pavilion at Epcot and so many scenes reminded me of it. Especially the scene that were situated in the courtyards. 

Obviously Disney are known for their amazing animation and they didn't disappoint with Coco. I fall in love with the animation every time and it's definitely what makes Disney's films so incredibly special. I wish I could draw as well as the animators can. 
The Music
Well, what can I say the music was perfect and fitted so well with the theming of the movie. It was all mariachi band -esque with the guitars and trumpets. The main song that is played throughout the film is 'Remember Me' and it's a real fun and lovely song. There's so much more to the song too which makes it even more brilliant! 

My Overall Thoughts
I really did love this film. It was so beautiful to look at and the story was so touching. I 100% recommend to go watch this in the cinema too as it really is breath taking on the big screen. So if you haven't seen it yet then you need to try and catch it whilst it's still in the cinema. 

Aloha, Tabitha xx


  1. I've never even heard of this movie, did not know it existed but it sounds super cute.

    Steph x