Yesterday I watched this Disney Pixar production movie, COCO. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.
The plot of the movie seems unique, encouraging one to reflect on the imagination of the mind and time again i would quote John Keats when it comes to this, “What imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth.” I was, am and always will take inspiration from these said words, because it compels one to think and dwell on the ideas that otherwise might never occur.
As of now my focus is not on the quote, per say, I write this to talk about this movie, and tell you what makes it so unique. The whole concept of the boy – Miguel – trying to return back to the land of living, but what stops him is his passion for music. But when he finds out that he was looking up to the wrong man since the beginning of the movie, later to find out that his great-great-grandfather was murdered, and his lyrics stolen by the person who was his muse.
The moral message of the movie is to not assume about anything unless one truly knows about the matter, one knows about the truth. Hector, Miguel’s great-great-grandfather did not know he must have been murdered, and that only happened when through Miguel he was compelled to think about, what exactly happened to him.
Once the mystery was solved Miguel, brings back the family together, living and the dead, because according to the movie, one’s family must put their photo on the occasion of Ofrenda, where the living people remember the dead and when they do so, the dead can cross the bridge to see their living family. In the end, Miguel is also allowed to play music and be with his family, because he understood that family is everything and when he proved that, his family automatically consented him to pursue his passion.
One must always reflect in context with their past and ask the truest questions, to figure out this Chaos, which we all face, to make sense about life. The movie is light-hearted and fun to watch while also providing a good message in the end. 😀