[Critique] LA LÉGENDE DE MANOLO de J R. Gutiérrez (2014)

NOTE : 8,5 / 10

« Bienvenue au Pays des Âmes Chéries ! »
***
Ni un Pixar, encore moins un DreamWorks, il s’agit pourtant ici d’une petite pépite d’animation 3D co-produite par la Fox qui vient illuminer les salles de ciné en cette période d’Halloween. Son titre (original) : THE BOOK OF LIFE et il est produit par Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim). Rien que ça.
Rebaptisé La Légende de Manolo, le film se penche sur un mythe ancestrale des plus prégnants de la culture Mexicaine : Le jour des Morts. Une thématique nettement moins austère que le rendu visuel gotico-Burtonnien dont on a été habitué ces années. Non, ce jour de fête-ci est célébré dans une euphorie collective de tous les instants que le cinéaste Del Toro et son réalisateur Jorge R. Gutiérrez entendent faire découvrir en toute humilité et bienveillance via leurs univers respectifs.
***
la légende de Manolo The Book of Life image 8Mais avant cela, intéressons-nous au triangle amoureux au cœur de la narration. Depuis leur petite enfance, Manolo, le romantique, et Joaquin, la tête brûlée, sont tous les deux amoureux de Maria. Plus tard, le jour de la célébration en question, les deux divinités La Muerte (Kate del Castillo) et Xibalba (Ron Perlman) vont miser sur la destinée des deux premiers. Qui « remportera » le Royaume des Morts ? Le pitch est volontairement succin, simple oui, mais jamais simpliste dans la mesure où même si le récit n’apporte rien de révolutionnaire, il est traité avec une vrai sincérité et réserve tout de même bon nombres d’éléments qui viendront nourrir l’incroyable richesse de son sujet et son message.
la légende de Manolo The Book of Life image 5Il faut dire qu’en termes de matières et d’intentions, le film se pose là. Il serait d’ailleurs bien dommage d’avoir des aprioris sur son univers folklorique peu exploité jusqu’alors tant l’invitation de Del Toro et Gutiérrez à la découverte romanesque de cette mythologie regorge d’idées folles. À commencer par le parti pris précieux de sa direction artistique et plus particulièrement les « character design » qui sont ici de purs personnages de Conte. Des petites marionnettes en bois articulées à la confection sophistiquée que l’on pourrait presque attribuer au stop-motion et justement libérés de toutes les contraintes formelles propre au médium. Il suffit même juste de les imaginer en action image par image pour que la magie du métrage prenne une autre dimension. Car si les textures et les semblants de « découpes » dans le matériau en mouvement sont d’un photoréalisme remarquable – un peu comme La Grande Aventure Lego, le langage gestuel hérité d’une certaine animation 2D fini d’asseoir le caractère unique du métrage.
Signé Reel FX, La Légende de Manolo est techniquement brillant. Doté d’une très forte identité visuelle renvoyant à un imaginaire évident, ludique et bien loin d’être un cache misère – certaines séquences sont proprement virtuoses –, le film dispose également d’un cœur émotionnel éloquent et d’un humour tour à tour charmant ou hilarant, au risque parfois de tomber à plat dans la répétition…
***
Evidemment, on pourrait encore longuement lister toutes les immenses qualités du métrage qui en font une véritable œuvre surprise se positionnant facilement comme l’un des meilleurs films d’animation de l’année, on lui reprochera juste une dernière partie justement dans le monde des morts un peu trop ramassée ou un casting voix (Diego Luna / Channing Tatum / Zoe Saldane) pas forcément probant dans la caractérisation. Des défauts assurément mineurs à côté du plaisir tellement communicatif de cette superbe fable onirique.
Réalisé par Jorge R. Gutierrez (Avec Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatu, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube). Long métrage: Américain. Genre: Animation, Aventure, Comédie. Durée: 95 min. Année de production: 2014. Distributeur: 20th Century Fox. Sortie: 22 octobre

images : © 20th Century Fox

42 thoughts on “[Critique] LA LÉGENDE DE MANOLO de J R. Gutiérrez (2014)

  1. Hello! I just would like to offer you a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you have here on this post. I will be returning to your blog for more soon.

  2. There’s definately a lot to know about this subject. I like all of the points you’ve made.

  3. Good web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  4. I love it when individuals get together and share views. Great blog, keep it up!

  5. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thank you for supplying this info.

  6. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly delighted I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  7. Right here is the right site for everyone who would like to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for decades. Great stuff, just great!

  8. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.
    It’s always exciting to read articles from other writers and practice a little something from other web sites.

  9. After I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  10. You’re so awesome! I don’t believe I’ve truly read a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find somebody with some original thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  11. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  12. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, however I actually thought you’d have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you can fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.

  13. You are so awesome! I do not believe I have read through anything like that before. So great to discover another person with original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  14. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your website.

  15. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog. I really hope to view the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  16. Everything is very open with a very clear description of the issues. It was really informative. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Your style is very unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this web site.

  18. I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. I have you book marked to check out new stuff you post…

  19. I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  20. Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  21. You are so interesting! I do not believe I have read through a single thing like that before. So nice to find someone with a few unique thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  22. I used to be able to find good advice from your blog articles.

  23. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues
    with your website. It looks like some of the written text on your posts are
    running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them as well? This may be a problem
    with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before. Thanks

  24. Hi! I just wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you have here on this post. I’ll be coming back to your website for more soon.

  25. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article. Thanks for supplying these details.

  26. Aw, this was a really nice post. Finding the time and actual
    effort to produce a great article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a
    lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  27. I like it when people get together and share views. Great site, continue the good work!

  28. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something concerning this.

  29. This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Thank you!

  30. You made some decent points there. I checked on the web to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  31. I like looking through a post that can make men and women think. Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  32. You have made some good points there. I checked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

  33. процесс, требующий очень вдумчивого и аккуратного подхода посмотрите что советуют профессионалы ликвидация ООО а так же ликвидация фирмы с долгами

  34. Normally I do not learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that
    this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thank you, very great article.

  35. I’m the owner of JustCBD brand (justcbdstore.com) and I’m presently aiming to grow my wholesale side of business. It would be great if anybody at targetdomain can help me 🙂 I considered that the most suitable way to accomplish this would be to connect to vape companies and cbd stores. I was hoping if anybody at all could recommend a dependable web-site where I can buy CBD Shops B2B Marketing List I am already considering creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. On the fence which one would be the best choice and would appreciate any guidance on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Ideas?

  36. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog
    and was wondering what all is needed to get set up?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

  37. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind
    of information on your site. Im really impressed by your site.

    Hey there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and for my part suggest to my
    friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

  38. This post provides clear idea for the new people of blogging, that actually how to
    do blogging.

  39. If some one needs to be updated with latest technologies then he must be pay a quick visit this web site and be up to
    date every day.

  40. If some one desires to be updated with newest technologies
    then he must be visit this web site and be up to date all the time.

  41. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  42. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.

    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>