Tuesday, 28 April 2015

THE BOOK OF LIFE (2014)

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. --IMDB

A wonderfully vibrant animated story with a Mexican flavour - cultural, musical, and mythological. Moves along at a nice pace with a freshness that should appeal to child and adult alike. Some have criticised this movie has being superficial. That may be so - but, if true, the high quality animation and the zesty pace makes up for that in my opinion. Some of the themes might need some adult-guided discussion with children - the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, love triangles, death and eternal life, ancestor worship, bullfighting, and more. So parents should take note of the PG rating. A rich array of subjects to engage viewers long after it is over.


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