Wow, the new film, Book of Life, has all the qualities of a brilliant film!
It opens just in time for Halloween and it gives you a whole new vibe on this old Holiday.
Watch the trailer:
The story focuses on the romantic, strong-jawed Manolo, who has big problems besides the growing competition with his best friend. Manolo dreams of breaking away from his family’s rich history of bullfighting to play the guitar, much to the dismay of his father, the world’s greatest matador (Hector Elizondo) and super-macho grandfather (Danny Trejo).
This journey takes him from the Land of the Living to the Land of the Remembered, where people who have lived complete lives, and are remembered among the living, go after they die. A final, daunting destination is The Land of the Forgotten, where those who have died with unfulfilled lives dwell.
Along the way Manolo meets his bullfighter great-grandfather, who always wanted to be an opera singer (Placido Domingo) but never followed his dream. There are also wild characters including Candle Maker (rapper Ice Cube), an ancient god with a body of wax and a beard made of clouds.
Produced by Guillermo Del Torro, and Directed by Jorge Gutierrez.
Starring Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Cheech Marin, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias and Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez,
THE BOOK OF LIFE opens in theaters on October 17th. Great for all ages!