The Book of Life (2014)

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The Book of Life (2014)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo

Storyline:

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.

One review

  • The Book of Life, set in Mexico, is a vibrant story of a bet between two Gods on whether Manolo, played by Diego Luna (Elysium) or Joaquin, played by Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street) will marry Maria, played by Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) with the winner ruling the ‘Land of the Remembered’.

    Visually The Book of Life is stunning, everything right down to the minor details has been thought out. As the film is told in story form, the characters are made to look like wooden dolls, with even the most intricate details looking fantastic. Mexico is known for their vibrant colours and party culture, which is very well represented.

    It’s not just the visual that does this film proud, but the music too, the soundtrack is fantastic with some well suited foot-tapping Mexican music, as well as some well-known chart toppers remade into a…
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