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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book of Life

Beautiful, charming and full of heart; this is an animated tale that has it all. This is produced by the wildly imaginative, Guillermo Del Toro, and it shows. From the characters to the colors of the vibrant animation, this has Del Toro's creative stamp all over this. The direction done by Jorge R. Gutierrez is not a knock on him as, I am sure, Del Toro and he worked close together. The direction is gorgeous and the animation is breathtaking as it is one of the most impressive animations of the year. The story is also good being chalk full of humor for kids and adults and having a really good dramatic core of ones achievement of true love. The voice acting is good as everyone brings their A-game. The standout is Channing Tatum as he has a very good comedic range as well as being subdued when the scene called for it. The supporting cast includes: Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin and Gabriel Iglesias and they are hysterical. The cinematography, as I stated above, is gorgeous and immaculate in detail. Every character, setting and even the doors have tiny details that make you want to pause it and see everything put on screen. It's lit well and everything pops with color and you can see all the beautiful layers on each scene. The pacing of the film is well done as every beat hits a good rhythm and stride as nothing drags. Its entertaining and engaging to where I never worried about the time or felt the weight of it. This is a gorgeous, stunning animated film that I would want to check out again. I highly recommend it. 8.5/10
(Review by Chase Lee)

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