Disney Pixar’s “Coco” is one movie that Christians should beware of before they attend. This is especially true if you are taking children and other young Christians to view it. The movie has a strong draw as does any Disney Pixar movie.
The premise of the movie and its philosophy is what is in question here. The entertainment value is what you would expect from good Disney productions. When you are dealing with the Day of the Dead and otherworldly events, then a caution is indicated. Just make sure children understand what they are seeing.
As Written By Mark Martin for CBN News:
Disney Pixar’s “Coco” won the Thanksgiving weekend box office this year, bringing in $71.2 million and making it the fourth best all-time Thanksgiving opener.
But before you take your kids to see the animated film, Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online is cautioning Christians about the “spiritual worldview” depicted in the movie.
“The movie serves almost as a ‘Sunday School lesson’ of sorts in its detailed description of a spiritual worldview that’s at odds with Christian teaching,” Plugged In’s Cheryl Wilhelmi reported in her review.
In the film, the main character, Miguel, loves music and hopes to be a musician someday, despite his family’s objections. They banned music because Miguel’s great, great grandfather left his family to pursue a music career.
“Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events,” the official website of “Coco” states.
“…Miguel hopes to play his music nonetheless. First, though, he has to make it past the Día de Muertos celebration,” Wilhelmi said. Instead, “he suddenly finds himself transported to the land of the dead……..
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