The Book of Life is a wonderful new animated feature, which will delight everyone – from the very young to those who are young at heart. As you might expect from a film produced by the Mexican genius Guillermo del Toro, this story of love and duty has a unique and beautiful visual style.
Set against the backdrop of the traditional Mexican festival, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), we go on a journey with Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, and where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on some pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
With a top billing cast including Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe), Ron Pearlman (Hellboy), Christina Applegate (Anchorman) and Mexican movie favourite Danny Trejo (Machete); this is a beautifully animated and lovingly hilarious film with a perfect soundtrack, an enchanting story and plenty of invaluable life-lessons to learn from. So if you are looking for a fun film to enjoy with all the family this Halloween, you won’t be disappointed