Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
The animation is truly unique and I recommend seeing it in 3D. The Land of the Remembered is colorful and stunning.
While the story won’t be the greatest thing you’ve ever seen, it did have several refreshing aspects. One is the Mexican setting and the legend of the Day of the Dead festival. Another was that although the two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, are vying for Maria’s hand, neither is perfect nor a villain.
The best characters are the two Gods. La Muerte rules the Land of the Remembered and Xibalba rules the Land of the Forgotten, and their love-hate relationship is charming to watch.
Death plays a major part in the story and there is some violence, so not recommended for the really young.
For something refreshing and new, The Book of Life is a fun watch.
According to Blastr, there could be more John Carter movies, just not with Disney. Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. regained the rights to the books and is seeking other opportunities.
"We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote," Burroughs Inc. President James Sullos said. "This adventure never stops."
I enjoyed the books and really dug the 2012 John Carter film, so I hope it happens.
Have you seen the trailer for Tommorrowland?
The amazing Sarah Allen is our guest at the IWSG Site today, discussing how helping other writers helps you.
Survive and Thrive Blogfest, and my other co-hosts, Stephen Tremp, Michael Di Gesu, and Diane Wolfe!
DL Hammons is hosting his Déjà vu blogfest again.
New releases –
Last Wednesday I pitted Thin Lizzy against Metallica with the song Whisky in the Jar.
Stephen T. McCarthy made it interesting when he voted for Thinallica. (I split the difference.)
However, after casting my vote for Metallica, we have… a tie!
Thin Lizzy – 18.5 votes
Metallica – 18.5 votes
We found this large display of sunflowers recently and thought of Tina Downey…
Since Halloween is approaching, today we focus on horror movies. Name the film from actors and year listed:
1 – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost 2004
2 – Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David 1982
3 – Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci 1999
4 – Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner 1976
5 – Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox 2002
6 – JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke 1982
Have you seen The Book of Life? Want more John Carter Movies? Excited about the new releases? BOTB results surprise you? Know any of the trivia? And where should Mini-Alex go next…?
I also received edits for Dragon of the Stars from my publisher, so I will be busy working on them the next week or so...