There's so much about the film that's worth praising, including the animation is top-notch quality. The visual effects and backgrounds really standout as fantastic eye-candy in the film, most noticeably during the land of the dead scenes. The narrative never drags in parts, and adds a real emotional punch with it's plot twist. Also worth mentioning, the music is just as exuberant as the film with the best song being Remember Me. It's main characters are unforgettable especially Hector, and Miguel who are my favorites in the film. Pixar have truly outdone themselves with this animated feature.
It's an incredible masterpiece in animation, and storytelling. The colorful landscape makes for some of the best eye candy in cinema. This is a well crafted story that will have you laughing and weeping with tears for its memorable characters, and heartfelt songs. The animation is a master class in workmanship and artistry. It's without question the best Pixar feature since Inside Out, that will endear in the hearts of all ages for generations to come.
However some of the comedy didn't feel right in this, and the villain of course is a twist.
Despite the cliche of De La Cruz being the villain, I think it still works (at least much better than a fair amount of Pixar twist villains) . I just wish they could do something new since a great majority of their films include twist villains.
I think this film is great and a very good step in the right direction for Pixar!
I just watched the iTunes Digital HD version of Coco thru my AppleTV (4th gen) on a 48" 1080p Visio TV. I played with the picture settings and got pretty good results, so I want to share them. WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT-- The craftsmanship of the animation in Coco is astonishing. I fell in love with the A++ story, the symbolism, the dialog, the music, the cultural enlightenment (for me, anyway), and topping it off the animation. I am addicted. I saw Coco in the theater 20 times (3 in 3D) and each time I appreciated the workmanship in new ways: the entire topography of both worlds and how they moved in the background; reflections off wood, metal, and glass surfaces; scratches on guitar fingerboards; Miguel's hair; hundreds of different clothing outfits, with remarkably realistic textures; and on and on. I cannot name any movie of any kind that shows more effort in the making, and at the same time is so enjoyable. SO-I was worried that the home video versions would not do justice. But I was able to see most of what I saw at the theater - and I even continued to see even a lot more at home. This might be because my settings are a little bit lighter than the theater, so many background objects and other details were more visible. I am no expert, and I am hoping a few will offer better settings. But if you are not happy with your picture, I offer the following for your consideration. On Visio I had best luck with Picture Mode "Calibrated" which was: Backlight 100; Brightness 50; Contrast 80; Color 50; Tint 0; and Sharpness 50. I preferred Auto Brightness = Off.