"Say hello to a pseudo holiday film for the most unlikeliest of days.
The Book of Life brings the Day of the Day (Día de Muertos) to life in the most colorful and inspired way possible. The team at Reel FX Animation Studios show they are masters of their craft, with characters made from wood and an afterlife that looks far too enjoyable. Add in an extremely likable cast and the formula for success is reassured. Unfortunately, Book of Life loses its footing along the way and makes some poor choices that diminish its quality."
Full Review: freshfromthetheatre.com/review-book-life/
Liking this film isn't as immediate as others I've seen this year, but it still packs a wallop. The craft of this picture seeps out of every frame. The terrific ensemble cast that should be a lock for the SAG award and the wonderful cinematography all really bring home this story about Broadway and Egos.
A fun Clusterf*ck. You need a Ph.D in anime to be able to follow everything that happens. Luckily I have one and I enjoyed what I saw. Diminishes the greatness of the original series, but only by a little.