#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Plot: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
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A visually stunning animated film with unique and captivating character designs and settings
The Book of Life is a refreshing new animated tale about Mexican folk beliefs, especially the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos), a day where families and friends gather to pray for and remember their loved ones who have died. Aside from its basic themes about love, family and friendship, The Book of Life features some mature, darker ones such as life and death, pursue your dreams, never forget those who have passed on and never stop looking forward to the future at the same time, always be yourself and never lose sight of who you are. The plot is done with enough wit, charm, humour and sincerity that makes it an enjoyable ride.
The story is mainly about three childhood friends, Manolo, Joaquin and Maria who got caught in a wager going on between the Mexican lords of the underworld, La Muerte (ruler of The Land of the Remembered) and Xibalba (ruler of The Land of the Forgotten). These deities each pick a champion between these two boys and bet on who can win Maria’s heart and marry her. So best friends become bitter love rivals for a woman’s heart. Aside from that, Manolo is torn between following his heart to become a musician or satisfy his dad’s expectation to continue the family’s legacy.
The film is beautiful, stylish and visually stunning. Despite its darker tone, the film doesn’t feel terrifying at all. It shows us a world filled with wonder and spectacle, especially The Land of the Remembered, which is full of vibrant, lively colours despite the fact that it’s actually the land of the undead. It provides us unique, captivating character designs and set pieces with close attention to detail about Mexican culture and traditions. The characters are strong, charming and lovable. The film did a fine job addressing the importance of remembering our loved ones who have died. The love triangle between Manolo, Maria and Joaquin is well developed as well.
The songs chosen for the film were great, breathes life into the scenes and provide the necessary emotional impact to keep the audience engaged throughout the film. I do admit there are a few plot contrivances here and there, but remember, this is still a kids/family film, so just cut it some slack and give it a chance. Some of the voice actors did a good job imitating the Mexican accent to make it feel like an authentic Mexican animation. Overall, it’s a charming, sweet romantic film with surprising depth and plenty of heart that’s good enough for both kids and adults to enjoy at the same time. A recommended watch.
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This is a beautiful animated film. Very unique in comparison to other animated films out there. I loved that it had funny parts – for adults as well as kids – but it isn’t a silly comedy. It is a gorgeous, epic folkloric tale of family, tradition and finding your own way. I laughed and cried, and my kids loved it as much as I did. My kids (ages 3.5 and 5.5) both were entranced and never got bored or scared watching this film. For families: it wasn’t scary at all. I worried maybe the “skeleton” painted Day of the Dead characters may be creepy but they weren’t at all. The sets and characters were all very beautiful and unique. The Land of the Remembered was especially visually stunning. I found it especially touching as a parent of young kids with numerous generations in “our village” helping raise my kids and help carry each other through life’s highs and lows. I was reminded by this film of the importance of all the generations that came before us – how we are shaped by our families. How we learn from and must respect those who came before us. That was a nice message for me and my kids. But, it also shows that, while we respect, learn from and inherit gifts from our fore-bearers, we also have a responsibility to be true to ourselves, to make our own way and find our true calling. It was also touchingly romantic. It felt very genuine and warm throughout but the sweet romantic story was especially touching. You could tell a lot of love went into making this film. I hope it does well – it should on its own merit!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Director Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Writer Jorge R. Gutiérrez (screenplay by), Doug Langdale (screenplay by)
Actors Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman
Country USA, Mexico, Canada
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 28 nominations.
Production Company Reel FX Creative Studios, Chatrone, 20th Century Fox Animation
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (prints), Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital 3-D (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)