If you are going to watch only one movie this Halloween, make it animated movie, The Book of Life. It is a simply delightful movie that centers on The Day of the Dead celebration, a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and many other places around the world. While a movie about the dead may seem dark and ominous but that couldn’t be further than the truth. This is a kid-friendly movie that will appeal to chick-flick lovers as well as it is also a beautiful love story that transcends beyond death.
The hero or protagonist of The Book of Life is Manolo, who would have been the world’s greatest bull fighter except for two huge problems. Manolo can’t bring himself to kill a bull and his biggest love is not bull fighting, but music and singing. The Book of Life reminds me a lot of Tim Burton’s stop-action animation movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas because the characters in this movie are represented by intricately designed wooden figurines. However, this is a purely 3D animated movie but this doesn’t distract from the charm of the movie.
The Funko Legacy The Book of Life – Manolo figure is quite a well done replica of the movie character. There are enough details in the costume of this 6-inch figure and it even comes with both his favorite guitar and a bull fighter’s sword. The figure has 20 points of articulation for all kinds of creative poses. The only disappointing thing about this Funko Legacy The Book of Life – Manolo figure is that it is not made of wood.Buy Now