To be forgotten means to lose all connection to family, and in learning this, Miguel becomes more thankful for his own family ties. His recognition engenders a longing for his living family, and this development makes Coco resemble many Disney animated classics. If the film isn’t particularly scary, it makes up for this lack of terror with a heightened sense of wonder. The land of the dead is a marvelous creation, packed with visual detail and allusions to Mexican folk art and modern painting.
November 24, 2017