I had a great opportunity last night to see an advance screening of the new Book of Life movie that will be in theaters on October 17th. I took my daughter with me to the screening, yes I took her on a school night but it’s ok it was a special treat ;). I promise not to give away any spoilers with this review.
I have to just come out and say it, we loved the movie! My daughter was completely captivated by it. We viewed the movie in IMAX 3D. If you really want to see the beauty of this movie I suggest seeing it in 3D. The movie is just so visually stunning, especially when it takes place in the Land of the Remembered. The 3D was not overwhelming at all it truly enhanced the movie. I especially liked the music used throughout the film. Book of Life used many popular songs but were re-recorded in a way that flowed so well with the movie. The story line is easy to follow and has many subplots that intertwine seamlessly. And you really enjoy all the main characters. The moral of the movie for kids is to be true to yourself and not be ashamed or embarrassed of things that you are passionate about.
I am highly recommending this movie to everyone I know. I would love to go see it again! This is a great movie for the whole family, I would even take my toddler to see it just probably not in 3D since I know he wouldn’t keep the glasses on. There is no real scenes in the movie that I worried about for my kids and even though there are a few little adult puns that are easily missed by little ones. I will say keep an eye out for the witty Abuela, she’s got some great one-liners. Check out the movie trailer below and again be sure to see The Book of Life when it comes out on October 17.
I hope you enjoyed my review as much as I enjoyed The Book of Life!