The Book of Life

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The Book of Life is a 2014 animated fantasy film released by 20th Century Fox and is the second animated film released by Reel FX.


The story centers around Manalo as he tries to confess his love for his childhood friend, Maria. While he's on the journey, he learns about the past of his family.

Why It Rocks

  1. The film's really stellar and unique style of animation. From the breath-taking backgrounds in the Land of the Dead, to the neat wooden-puppet character designs.
  2. The film's ensemble cast does a fantastic job of playing their characters. The main trio, Manolo (Diego Luna), Joaquin (Channing Tatum), and Maria (Zoe Saldana) are prime examples.
  3. The Rodriguez Brothers are solid comic reliefs and they steal every scene that there in.
  4. The film's interpretation of Dia de Las Muertos. The movie gives a good, genuine message of what Day of The Dead is really about.
  5. The film's impressive soundtrack.
  6. The film has a good chunk of comedy.
  7. The film's inclusion of loss and death. The deaths of Manolo's parents and Joaquin losing his eyes are prime examples.

Bad Qualities

  1. The film is a jukebox musical, using copyrighted songs instead of writing original music.
  2. When in the scene where Manalo gets bitten by a two-headed snake, it kinda gets disturbing.