Coco vs. Every Pixar MovieMegaSoulhero After seeing Coco, which was an amazing film, I’ve decided to compare it to the other Pixar movies and explain why it’s better or not as good as some of them. I’ll be going in release order. So let’s get started.
Toy Story: This was Pixar’s very first movie. It was also the very first fully CGI film to be released. Looking at it now, however, the animation doesn’t really hold up that well. Don’t get me wrong. Toy Story is still a great movie, but Pixar has been making a lot of improvements with their animation and storytelling. Of course, Toy Story is still one of my top 10 favorites, but Coco is definitely better since the animation has improved and it has a stronger story.
A Bug’s Life: Yeah, this movie isn’t very good. After the brilliance of Toy Story, this was kind of a step backward. I wouldn’t say it’s horrible, but it’s very forgettable. I don’t remember much from it. It seems like it’s the least talked about movie in Pixar. Coco I feel like will be remembered for a long time with it’s interesting characters and excellent premise. Plus, it’s currently the highest grossing film in Mexico. So Coco is definitely better.
Toy Story 2: This is without a doubt better than the first movie. Which I didn’t think they would be able to accomplish. It managed to introduce us to new characters and it had a bigger story. Coco, however, made me care about its characters a little more. Toy Story 2 has great new characters, but it took me a while to get used to them. I liked the characters from Coco even before the movie came out. Plus, the stakes were much higher. I was very invested and was nervous about what was going to happen to the characters. So again, Coco gets the high ground.
Monsters, Inc: This movie was my childhood! I watched it all the time! Looking at it now, it’s still very great, but not as great as I remember. The jokes are still very funny. I still really like the characters. But it doesn’t have the same charm that it had when I was younger. Coco I thought had a lot more going for it. The humor was spot on and the interactions felt more real. But again, I love Monsters, Inc. But Coco still wins.
Finding Nemo: A lot of you are gonna disagree with me on this. I think Coco is better. Finding Nemo is a great movie, although I thought that there were parts that needed to be cut out. There are moments in the film that really didn’t need to be there. Also, the message isn’t very great. Marlin shouldn’t be an overprotective dad, but seeing Nemo get captured for not listening shows that Marlin SHOULD be an overprotective dad. That didn’t make sense to me. You’re probably gonna hate me for this, but Coco is superior to Finding Nemo.
The Incredibles: So yeah. This is the absolute best Pixar movie. There should be no debate. It’s not just the best Pixar film. It’s one of the best films of all time. This is everything that a superhero movie should be. Great action, great characters, great villain, and great villain motivations. Syndrome is actually a villain with a sad and understandable motivation. I can’t say the same for... the villain of Coco. Almost spoiled the movie there. Anyway, the Incredibles is far better. There isn’t a single thing I didn’t like about it. Even though they’re superheroes, they still feel like a real family. I’m excited for the sequel.
Winner: The Incredibles
Cars: After the amazingness that is the Incredibles, did Pixar make another masterpiece? The answer to that is no. Cars is a good movie, but not Pixar level of good. They had a movie that completely consists of humans, then afterwards they decided to make a movie with no humans. I enjoyed this movie, but it has flaws. It can get a little boring at times. The story kind of drags a little. Coco never had that problem. Everything in it was interesting. There wasn’t a dull moment. Cars is definitely one of Pixar’s weakest films. Not bad, but not great.
Ratatouille: After the disappointment that was Cars, Brad Bird came back and made Ratatouille. A movie about a rat who likes to cook. It definitely has a great message of following your dreams. It’s pretty much the same message that Coco has, but I felt like it was done a little better there. Considering Miguel is a human, I feel like it was easier to relate to him. In Ratatouille, we can relate to Remy, but we don’t know what it’s like to be a rat. As much as I like Ratatouille, Coco wins this one.
Wall-E: A lot of people consider this to be one of Pixar’s best films. Personally, I don’t get it. My main problem with it is that it’s just boring. I also really don’t like any of the human characters. The only characters I really care about are Wall-E and Eve because I like seeing They’re relationship develop. They make a cute couple. But there are moments when I’m like “Can we just get on with it?” This is a good movie, but not a great one. Which is why Coco is the better film.
Up: Up is a masterpiece! This is by far one of the most emotional Pixar movies ever created! Of course, that montage scene at beginning of the movie still gets me every time. And the scene with Carl looking at his scrapbook is even more upsetting. It’s definitely a sad movie. But when I watched Coco, I was sobbing! That was the most I’ve ever cried during a movie! I even heard people around me crying. Just because of that, I have to give it to Coco here. Such an emotional movie.
Toy Story 3: Just like Up, this was a very emotional movie. We’ve grown to love these characters and their relationship with Andy. So seeing them be given away was very sad. I personally thought Lotso was a great villain. He has an actual motivation unlike the villain in Coco. My biggest problem with Toy Story 3, however, is that it kind of feels like Toy Story 2. I don’t see it as distracting, though. It still feels like it’s own film. Coco, however, was more original. And no! It’s not a copy of Book of Life!
Cars 2: Do I even need to explain?
Brave: I like Brave, but I can see why people hate it. The thing that hurt this film was its misleading trailers. It has us believe that it’s about a girl who goes on adventures. Instead, the mother gets turned into a bear. Disappointing. Everything that was shown in the trailers for Coco perfectly represented what the movie is like. In fact, I actually thought it was better than the trailers made it look. So yeah, Coco is amazing. Brave isn’t one of Pixar’s strongest films.
Monsters University: It’s too bad we’re probably never gonna get a sequel to Monsters, Inc. And it’s too bad that instead we got a terrible prequel that takes place in college! This feels like a direct to dvd movie! I’ve always hated college movies and this is no exception! Yet people seem to really like it. I honestly don’t see why. It goes without saying that Coco is the better film.
Inside Out: Inside Out is so great! Such a beautiful and amazing film! What surprises me is that people actually hate this movie! I’ve been reading through comments and looking at various videos and people say how much they hate it. I just don’t get it. We all experience growing up. Right? So this movie is a very relatable one! The emotions try their best to get Riley through life. It shows the struggles of adapting to a new life. And it’s done in the best way possible. Inside Out is better than Coco simply because it’s something that everyone can relate to. Fantastic movie.
Winner: Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur: I’m not gonna spend to much time on this one because there’s not much to say about it. A lot of people hate it, but I thought it was pretty good. However, it can be a little slow. And the designs of the dinosaurs look weird. But I really love the scenery and the interactions between Arlo and Spot. Still, I’m gonna give this one to Coco since it was a lot more interesting.
Finding Dory: This was a sequel that no one really wanted. But, it still turned out to be praised. While it may not be as good as the first movie, there is still a lot to like about it. There’s always something interesting that’s happening. They actually give more development to Dory and they don’t make her just a comic relief character. However, I feel like it uses a little too many elements from Finding Nemo. Regardless, it’s still a good film. But Coco had a more original story and slowed down at just the right moments. So Coco is better than Finding Dory.
Cars 3: And finally, we have Cars 3. The first Cars was good and Cars 2 was atrocious. So I was glad that Cars 3 was an improvement over Cars 2. It does have flaws, though. It’s very cliché and predictable. Just from the very beginning, you IMMEDIATELY know what’s going to happen! In Coco, some people might find the reveal to be predictable, but it’s the execution that makes it good. Cars 3’s ending has been done so many times. This doesn’t make it a bad movie, though. But it’s still not Pixar level of great. So Coco gets this one.
19: Cars 2
18: Monsters University
17: A Bug’s Life
13: Cars 3
12: The Good Dinosaur
10: Monsters Inc.
9: Finding Dory
8: Toy Story
7: Toy Story 2
6: Finding Nemo
5: Toy Story 3
2: Inside Out
1: The Incredibles
And that concludes this post. If you’ve seen Coco, what did you think of it and where would you rank it? I’d love to know your thoughts on the movie.
I really need to see Coco, HOW CAN IT BEAT UP! Up is amazing! - TristGamer
No. 10 for me, but it doesn't mean your onipion is necarrasily horrible - RandomGuy1234
For me, Inside Out and Coco are in a toss up for 1, cause they both get to me in different ways. - Elric-san
I actually like Monsters University. It is not better than Inc, but I still like it - Gangem
I disagree that it’s their third best, but I do agree that The Incredibles deserves to be very high. - visitor
I have seen Coco, it won 9th place for me. - iliekpiez