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Coco

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:37 pm UTC
by Zohar
Saw Coco this weekend. The visuals are amazing, it's one of the most beautiful movies I've seen in a while. The music is pretty great too. The story is pretty bland - the characters, their motivations, and the plot twists will all be very familiar to anyone who has seen other Pixar movies, but it was pretty funny, and the setting makes up for a lot of the blandness. The last 15 minutes felt like a non-stop series of punches straight in the gut. Of course I was sobbing. For comparison, I felt this was much sadder than the opening of Up, and the movie left me feeling pretty drained by the end of it.

Spoilers regarding the main thing I disliked in the movie (trying to be as non-specific as possible):
Spoiler:
The twist in the middle of the film introduces a villain. There was absolutely no reason to write a villain into this story. There are so many factors working against the kid in the movie - the time limit, the disdain from his family, the unfamiliar setting, no reason to have a bad guy. I wish movie studios got better at writing movies targeted at children without villains.


I'm very curious to know what Mexicans or people who know Mexican culture well felt about the depiction of Dia de los Muertos.

Re: Coco

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
by charliepanayi
Not out here until late January :(

Re: Coco

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
by Weeks
haven't watched this but

DidierAubin87 wrote:Although it is cartoon movies, but I still enjoy it :oops:
absolutely nothing wrong with watching cartoon movies, anyone who shames you for it is a bad person who should feel bad.

Zohar wrote:For comparison, I felt this was much sadder than the opening of Up
oh jeez. I guess I'll skip

Re: Coco

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:06 am UTC
by Jorpho
Sensational film. Possibly one of Pixar's best. Definitely some very emotional bits towards the end. Go see it.

It's slightly amusing to contrast the plot with that of Kubo and the Two Strings.

Re: Coco

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
by Zohar
The more time goes by the more I dislike how emotionally manipulative this movie is. Someone at Pixar said "We need everyone to cry at the end, no matter how in-line with the rest of the film it is" and they decided to go with what they did. It's some Lars Von Trier-level bullshit.

Re: Coco

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
by charliepanayi
Zohar wrote:The more time goes by the more I dislike how emotionally manipulative this movie is. Someone at Pixar said "We need everyone to cry at the end, no matter how in-line with the rest of the film it is" and they decided to go with what they did. It's some Lars Von Trier-level bullshit.


You must really hate a lot of films if you don't like emotional moments. Showing familial bonds isn't 'emotionally manipulative', it's showing part of who we are.

And if this was a Lars Von Trier film, it'd be about a woman who gets abused constantly for two and a half hours.

Re: Coco

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
by Zohar
It's nice you're putting words in my mouth that I never said.