Release date: December 25, 2020 (Disney+)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Angela Basset, et al
I picked up a new movie habit this year, where I go into a movie semi-blind. No full knowledge of its synopsis, no viewing of its trailers, or some of the other promotional materials that form a preconceived notion of what to expect when I eventually see the movie. Funny thing with Soul is that, I actually didn’t plan to do so with it from the start, but once I figure that was what was happening I just went along with it. And boy, am I glad I did!
Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.
‘Soul’ is a thoughtful piece of art. Director Pete Docter, known for hits like ‘Up’ and ‘Inside Out’ movies that stimulate important conversations around what it means to truly be alive, follows up his awesome streak of incredible movies with this even more incredible entry. Soul definitely is my favourite animated movie of 2020, and with time, may rank high up the list of Disney Pixar’s greatest movies of all time. It’s a wonderful movie with a message that may appeal better to adults than kids, but both ages are sure of a good time watching it. If you’re a big fan of animated movies, you’ll definitely enjoy it.
Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5