Movie Review

Soul (2020)

Soul (2020) is a perfect way to get your mind away from the craziness of the year. The film is about a middle-aged Joe Gardner, who has been struggling for years to break into the world of Jazz, which he is passionate about. How he discovers himself while helping a girl in the out-of-the-body world forms the story. The film is available on Disney+ Hotstar.

I liked the fact the protagonist was shown as an African-American, a rarity in animation films and a first for Pixar (as per Wikipedia). Though the film reminded me of earlier Pixar works like Inside Out (2015) and COCO (2017) I found it thoroughly enjoyable. There were moments where the film was slagging a bit, but it always recovered fast and were followed by something unexpected.

Though the film has before-life events (which reminded me of the scene in The Boss Baby where the baby gets readied to management) in a cloudy world shown in a joyous way. And Pixar has managed to expertly navigate away from anything that can be seen to be religious or philosophical. Soul (2020) is a fun movie to end the year, go for it.

Soul (2020)
Soul (2020)

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