Some idle thoughts I had during the film in the following block:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by mcnooj82 - 11/23/17 at 11:20am
a minor personal complaint I have about the movie is that I was disappointed when a blatant villain eventually pops into the narrative (kinda reminding me of UP in that way)
before the fun telenovela-ish reveal happens (and to be fair, it was not a reveal I saw coming secifically), I was really hoping that the film would try not to shoehorn a villain into it...
because I was really enjoying thinking about how the film would deal with the conflict between pursuing your bliss and family duty
and the reveal really results in brushing off that compelling and relatable internal conflict and turning it into an external mustache-twirling threat... COMPLETE with 'villain unwittingly revealing his dastardly deeds to the whole world via secret recording!'
As COULD said above, it's all a bit TOO tidy.
BUT... it just WORKS SO WELL ANYWAY.
oh, and in regards to what's going on in Hollywood today...
When it's revealed that de la Cruz incorporated the way he poisoned Hector into one of his films, I found myself thinking about Louis CK's abuse of power and him 'revealing' some of those ideas in his art.