Coco is an incredible movie. The music is fantastic, the art style is gorgeous, and the story is full of classic Pixar magic. Trust me, you’re going to love this movie.
That said, do you want a Tyler Smart pro tip? Go see Coco, but get there 40 minutes late. You can (and should) thank me later.
Just like any movie you’ll be greeted with a handful of previews. Which is fine, we like previews right? Those 15-20 minutes are generally fun to sit through and enjoy. It’s what happens after the previews, but before the featured presentation starts that you’re going to want to scratch your eyeballs out and shove ice picks in your ear holes. For some unknown reason, Disney decided to punish audiences by placing a 21 minute “short” featuring all of your loathed Frozen characters singing 4 atrocious new songs before Coco ever starts playing.
Oh. My. Good. God.
When the fourth song started playing, the audience began to grumble. I heard things like “are we in the right movie?” and “what the fuck is this nonsense?” and “Oh my Gooooddddd. Please just Let it Go already.” It was truly terrifying.
Frozen isn’t even a Pixar movie! What the Hell went wrong here? It’s like they made a meant-for-TV Disney Channel Christmas special and some dumbass gave it the green light to play before Pixar’s newest gem instead.
In Mexico, audiences were so upset about the short that theaters simply stopped playing it and skipped directly to the movie. Yikes. It’s that bad.
So, again, go see Coco – it’s great!! If you show up on time, check out the previews. When the previews end, go to the lobby, grab a beer (unless you’re in Utah), and make a few new friends. Then, once Elsa stops screeching, go back to the theater and enjoy Pixar’s latest and greatest featured film.