I first knew this movie from Oscar. We were talking about what movies we just finished watching and he told me about The Book of Life. I saw the title the other day and I thought the movie was about a cliche young cheesy love… totally out of my league. But just yesterday when I was browsing through IMDb, turned out The Book of Life is an animation movie. And God knows I looovveee animation so much!
The story plot is beautifully packed. A love triangle between Manolo, Joaquin, and Maria. Manolo with his love for music, and Joaquin with his everlasting life medal which makes him unbeatable and works his way to be the best soldier in city of San Angel, both of them are fighting over Maria’s heart.
This is actually none other than the wager between ruler of the Land of The Remembered, La Muerte (the lady in the picture below) and ruler of Land of The Forgotten, Xibalba (the dark creature on the right). They place a bet on who’s gonna marry Maria in the end and if Xibalba wins, they will switch place. But if La Muerte wins, Xibalba should never lay a hand on mortal’s business.
She's totally my favorite character in the movie!
It’s a movie worth the watch. I can totally relate to the story. Because I’ve been in that position. In fact, I’m currently in that position, more less. But just like the story, my choice downs to the boy with the guitar. Plus, the songs in this movie are beautiful! I personally like I Love You Too Much performed by Diego Luna and No Matter Where You Are by Us The Duo c: If you have free time, don’t forget to watch this and tell me what do you think!
This worth 8.5 out of 10.