Coco the movie should credit ISIS and Kevin Spacey?

Who else has seen Coco the movie? It is an impressive visual spectacle and we enjoyed it, but wouldn’t take children under age 7.

The movie is preceded by a “short” populated by the Frozen characters. It is so long, dull, and vapid that people behind us in the theater said “Thank God that’s over” at the conclusion. I’m wondering if ISIS is actually behind Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. It is difficult to think of a better way to get Americans to turn away from Christianity, though the short is too embarrassed to mention Christmas explicitly (but at the same time is not neutral regarding religion because there is a huge Christmas tree created at the end; a token Jewish family is depicted, but everyone else seems to be Christian). Because the word is impolite to utter, Christmas is referred to as “That Time of Year”. Certainly it is tough to think of a better reason to convert to Islam than this film. If there is any danger of this short being shown I would advise getting to the theater no earlier than 30 minutes after the official start time.

Coco itself has some dialog that relates to the current Hollywood Sexual Cleansing. A big star points out that “Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.” Could this have been written by Kevin Spacey? Or perhaps one of the young actors who got a boost in his career by “doing whatever it takes”?

Dog-lovers will appreciate the on-screen time and effort that went into depicting a canine character.

I wonder what the cultural appropriation police think of this movie. Gingo honchos at Pixar make a movie about Mexican culture and then substitute an ugly-sounding language for Spanish.

Readers: What did you think of Coco?

 

5 Comments »

  1. Tom Galloway

    December 3, 2017 @ 11:36 pm

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    Due to horrible audience reaction similar to yours, the Frozen short’s being removed in the next week or so. Haven’t seen what, if anything, will be its replacement.

  2. J. Peterson

    December 4, 2017 @ 12:36 am

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    Pixar / Disney animation head John Lasseter is also involved in a harassment scandal, so the line may have referred to him.

  3. Alan

    December 4, 2017 @ 1:36 am

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    I loved it.

    Oddly no Spanish showings in Massachusetts, but there is one in Alabama ( https://wearemitu.com/entertainment/coco-spanish-dubbed/) perhaps you should complain to your Facebook friends.

    As a pilot I was most taken by the giant flying fluorescent jaguar – the canine was a bit of a sad sack.

  4. philg

    December 4, 2017 @ 8:43 am

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    J: thanks for that link. “He was inappropriate with the fairies,” is my favorite quote.

  5. Chuck

    December 4, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

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    I liked it.

    My wife’s family in Mexico loved it. It was released in October in Mexico, right around Dia de Muertos.

    The animators did their homework, at least for the locations. There are a number of scenes that reflect a number of real places in Mexico. E.g. the Palacio de Correo, streets in Guanajuato, the glass ceiling of the Gran Hotel de Mexico, and many others.

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