2018 (UK), Fantasy/Adventure, 1h 49m
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Alanna Ubach & Jamie Camil
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Pixar have raised the animation bar once again, with its most musical – and arguably its best movie yet!
This film is eye-poppingly beautiful and has some of the most heartwarming moments I’ve ever seen on screen. It is colourful, the animation is to die for and it is very culturally sensitive too, as well as being one of the most original animated movies I’ve ever seen.
There won’t be a dry eye in sight once the movies third act comes around, it touches upon topics such as losing a family member and shows that animated films are not just for kids!
The songs are pretty forgettable (comparing them to the likes of Disney), but sweet and set the mood perfectly.