Director: Lee Unkrich
Pixar/Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)
But now it’s Coco.
I saw this at the movies with my dad last Christmas holidays. In 2017. It was lots of fun. I liked the big battle at the end of the movie where the lady gets sent up on stage to sing and dance with Ernesto de la Cruz.
In Coco, Miguel loves music. And I love music. And Miguel plays the guitar and his hero is Ernesto de la Cruz, a famous musician.
I liked the bit where Miguel goes on the stage and sings:
¡Ay mi amor, ay mi amor!
You say, “put them on your head!”
¡Ay mi amor, ay mi amor!
Un poquititito loco
The way you keep me guessing
I’m nodding and i’m yesing
That I’m only un poco loco
It is just un poco crazy
The sense that you’re not making
The liberties you’re taking
Miguel is trying to find Ernesto – because he believes he is his grandfather. And so he crosses over in the Day of the Dead and disguises himself as a skeleton.
He finds him and Ernesto is looking at him singing and he slips into a pool and Ernesto saves him. And he introduces him as his great-great-grandson to everyone. And then after that he asks him for his blessing and Hector comes in. He seems like a bad guy but actually Ernesto is the bad guy and Hector is Miguel’s great-great-grandfather. All he wants is to see his family on the Day of the Dead.
Hector and Miguel get thrown down a well by Ernesto – security saves them. Hector remembers his daughter ‘Coco’ who is Miguel’s great grandmother. She is now very old and is going to die soon. She needs to remember her father so they can they have the memory.
Coco is a sweet film but it is also for adults as well as children. There are lots of cool colours and great songs – but it has a little bit of “PG” in it, like I didn’t get scared but I think the notice says “Parental Guidance Recommended For Young Viewers”.
They keep on saying ‘si’ – (it sounds like “see”) – like when Abuelito, Miguel’s grandmother, brings him loads of bread. And he says that’s too much. And she says but you wanted it. And so he says ‘si’.
There’s a funny dog called Dante.
The movie Coco has lots of nice bits in it with the family – Miguel isn’t allowed to sing or play because they all think music is what killed Ernesto – because a big bell fell on him. They all love each other and protect each other.
After the battle at the end of the movie where he falls another bell crashes on him. And a man with two hot-dogs walks over after it happens and says, “What did I miss?” in a really funny way.
Coco is really funny but a bit sad too. I love it.
My next review is going to be Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017).