The Letterboxd Era Project 5: The Last One
The Book of Life immediately became something of a footnote when it comes to animated films released in the last decade as soon as Coco was released.
But while Coco is certainly a superior film, it's not *so* superior that The Book of Life deserves to be forgotten about. Its wonderful animation sometimes captivating story make it an entirely worthwhile endeavour whenever it had been released.
It makes mistakes, however, which Pixar rarely make with their films, even when they're not at their best. The Ice Cube-voiced "today was a good day" reference was a real plop in the ocean moment, plus the choice of songs was peculiar to say the least. I don't want to hear Radiohead's Creep in any style, thanks. Of course, my personal preference would be for no songs at all, but fair enough.
So, very nice and actually a really good companion piece to Coco.