“Cupa” is a captivating 2023 American fantasy adventure film skillfully directed by Jonás Cuarón and featuring a stellar cast including Demián Bichir and Christian Slater. The movie, produced by 26th Street Pictures, weaves a tale that blends mythical creatures with family bonds and thrilling discoveries.Set in 1996, the story follows scientist Richard Quinn’s relentless pursuit of the chupacabra, a creature of legend believed to possess extraordinary healing abilities. As he tracks one with its cub in the quaint town of San Javier, he hopes to unlock its secrets for medical breakthroughs. In a heart-pounding chase, the injured mother chupacabra leaves her cub hidden, diverting the attention of the pursuing scientists.Enter 13-year-old Alex, who embarks on a journey to Mexico to meet his extended family after the passing of his father Beto. Alex immerses himself in the vibrant world of his grandfather Chava, a former lucha libre champion, and his lively cousins Memo and Luna.
As Alex’s relationships deepen, he becomes aware of the stigma attached to the chupacabra species. Meanwhile, his grandfather Chava’s vibrant spirit is marred by Alzheimer’s, leading the family on an eventful search for him in the bustling town. A chance encounter with a figurine seller introduces Alex to a different perspective on chupacabras.With emotions running high, Chava challenges Alex to a wrestling match, providing a touching moment for Alex to express his feelings. As the family dynamics unfold, a tapestry of stories emerges, connecting Alex’s father Beto to a hidden wrestling past.However, the heart of the narrative lies in the revelation that Alex’s newfound friend, Chupa the chupacabra, shares an enigmatic history with his family. Faced with the imminent threat posed by the determined scientist Quinn, the family embarks on a riveting adventure to safeguard Chupa and its extraordinary powers.”Cupa” masterfully balances mythical intrigue, heartfelt connections, and the spirit of adventure, offering audiences an enchanting cinematic experience that transcends time and generations.