"The Secret of Coco (2017)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Various critiques cartoon rather vague and misty, or rather, unfounded and superficially agree that the authors rightly, skilfully and even beneficial for children's audience raised the subject of death. "Therapy of death" - it is written in one of them, there is rightly pointed out that after watching "Death to treat a smaller degree of tragedy." This is true, and probably it was this that causes the delight with which many critics are ready to declare the utility of such a direct conversation about the death of a child. After all, usually adults are afraid to talk about it with the children, because they themselves are not sure that will be able to convincingly answer the question that arises - what is the meaning of life? If a person does not know the answer to this riddle, death for him to be a kind of intractable misfortune that will not rest until the matter is resolved. So, the creators of "Secrets of the Coco" must firmly know what is the meaning of life! If I spoke of a man, and not the film industry, it would have added - to be able to skillfully bring it to a child, but such multstudiya as Pixar's, has sufficient capacity for the transmission of meaning sends through art. We are afraid to talk to children about death and Pixar studio - no! She knows the answer to questions about the meaning of life, and is ready to share them with everyone - take their children and let's go to the movies
Is this true? At first glance, we do show the death of a boy Miguel ozhivki most of the carries in the other world, where living dead dead-skeletons. There's also live all his pochivshie relatives. However, many times he gets in the real world, the world of the dead, that the border is gradually erased between them. They live the same people, as well as on the ground, just look different. The rest - the same holiday and the same division of society into rich and poor, happy and unhappy, on the creative and craft. In short, life continues after death in the same way! Indeed: such a death should not be afraid! More than that: the afterlife in "Mystery Coco" looks much brighter and almost more attractive than the real world, the skeletons are full of cheerfulness and fun, all travel on the country of the dead falls on a great holiday. However, we must remember that the aestheticization, romanticizing and belittling values ​​of death quite undesirable for the child and may, according to psychologists, injure infant or adolescent psyche. Such an approach to death as a continuation of earthly pleasures of life, it seems to me, is more akin to paganism. Heathens, worshiping the elements, prosperity and vital benefits tend to represent the world of the dead as a continuation of the pleasures of life: being a more satisfying or less, with about the same laws and rules as that of the living. That is a picture we see in "The Secret Coco", because here the shadow world is represented is very similar to our daily lives. The real answer to the question about the meaning of life in our time to give such an explanation can not and lose in the first place, besides Christianity, with its more meaningful picture of the world. Christianity, claiming immortality of man, very carefully refers to the concept of life after death, does not recognize the worship of anything but the love of God, so in respect of post-mortem existence says only that one of the people will be with God, and the other - no. At the same time it is more solid and filled with a sense of submission of the destiny of man than the pagan desire to move on earthly laws underworld. Such plain mythological narrative is only suitable for a fairy tale. It is understood even by children.
Why is criticism then talked about the fact that the cartoon helps to overcome the fear of death? Rainbow houses with skeletons - not what awaits us in the other world, I was not afraid of them and some never. You know it, too. But why do you say that after that the cartoon "live somehow easier?" I, for example, such an interpretation of the death did not comforting. Do you think that we have shown the death, as it actually is? Probably, the fact that the death ozhivke, still showed. This "death in death": on a plan writer if the world's living someone forgets the dead, he is dying - "turns into nothing." Let's hit upon before the end of this magical pattern: ever come a moment when forgotten anyone, even the most famous person in the history, and it is, more precisely, its shadow will die forever. That is, there is no salvation, and, for anybody! You will die in any case: to be mindful of family you have, or not, but it is sooner or later going to happen! Turned into "nothing" - it is very clearly indicated in the corresponding scene in the film. One skeleton sings another, dying, obscene songs (replacing unprintable word), they drink - and he goes to the "nothing"! "Decent" death. And very imaginative place. Because it gives one more, pagan-consumer, the idea of ​​the path of life: you die and turn into nothing but uspey "take everything from life." Need I explain the malignancy of the laying of such matrices in the heads of our children?
critics are happy that by the end of the film if approved by worship of ancestors and family values, love of family, and to all but forget that this semantic base completely rotten, that, if you look, poor Miguel vain saved his grandfather and myself - for what? To once still disappear? To "take everything from life" and become nothing? As it did not see the authors of accolades? We did not want to, did not notice? Here, perhaps, is the ability to recognize the creators of "Secrets" to turn Miguel, freak music, Miguel, loving his great-grandfather. This Christian ray of warmth and love becomes brighter, and it was he who instinctively makes unintelligible critics extol cartoon for talking about death and other questionable things. On the death of the children we talked frankly bad and probably say dangerous things. The fact that the victim is for the other (Miguel is ready to die for the great-grandfather at the decisive moment) - one of the highest manifestations of Love. It can not be combined with those narcissistic interpretations and views about existence, which are incorporated in the cartoon story, but covers them with his everlasting warmth and precisely because it is so like the viewers and critics. Very complex and contradictory in the sense of a cartoon. Hayaschaya in early ozhivki family values, and lifted up their own Wishlist "lovlenie moment of luck," the situation by the end of the story is filled with tenderness, light, union people who were enemies before. People with popcorn fun looking at the skeleton, whose eyes dropped to the jaw, and forget about the popcorn, the boy cries over an old grandmother. What is it? Nihilism mixed with eternal values?

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