Ok, my friends might think I'm weird if they see this. READ MY REVIEW AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND GUYS.
Reasons to love this movie.
The Book of Life is beautifully animated, lovingly hilarious and super super adorable! Aside from being artistically enchanting, it is also everlasting as it filled with plenty of invaluable life lessons. Honestly, it isn't easy to use just one word to describe this movie but if I have to, it would be EXTRAORDINARY. It's perfect for kids but even better for adults. There is a lot of depth and efforts put into this movie. Each of the characters are distinctive in their own and the story is certainly captivating. From the Mexican cultural values and background elements to its stunning visuals and entertaining adventure; it's evident that this wouldn't be possible without the hard work, skills and wits of the creators of this movie. Honestly, I am truly impressed with this film and this would be the my first animated movie review so far lol. I may seem biased but I am not alright. This film really deserve full star rating.
Reasons to love this movie.
1) The Book of Life has beautiful art or in their own words, unique visual style! I love how everything's so pretty, vivid and colourful. By everything, I really meant everything; all the characters designs, world designs and whatnot. The real world, the land of remembered and the land of forgotten are vastly different realms but they are all still equally and really beautiful. Bare in mind that this is the animation studio's second feature film and it's already this beautiful, so how not to admire them? Sigh, if only death and afterlife is as amazing and beautiful like the film. *sobs*
2) Great, LIKE FREAKING GREAT music and lyrics. Okay, I understand everyone has different tastes in music and I am certainly not an expert in music but the songs here in the movie are performed with nothing but full of genuine feelings. Some of the songs are funny, some are touching or heartbreaking and some are just romantic (Yes, I said it. Romantic but this is totally different guys...PLEASE DON'T MAKE FUN OF ME HAHA) and adorable but how can these be not great when all those songs matches the mood of the scenes and enhances the impact of the storytelling?
3) Full of invaluable life lessons that deals with love, life, death and dreams. I guess ultimately the main message of this animated feature is be yourself; do and fight for what what you love and what you hold. Don't ever change yourself because of others' expectation. And, our loved ones will always be with us if we always remember and truly love them.
4) Last but not least, you'll certainly have fun watching this endearing film. Although which two characters will get together in the end is kind of predictable, the unusual adventure overall isn't predictable at all.
So yeah, as The Book of Life (2014) is truly unlike anything I have seen before, it easily becomes one of my all time favourite animated feature! You know, I have been watching animated movies lately, and this is by far the best animated film. By the way, I have inserted a video as you can see, it's one of my favourite song in this movie. I left some other songs from the movies also. Click the play button to listen (The songs won't play if you don't have Spotify.).
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