Soul: Pixar’s Masterpiece Review


I would like to thank Disney for allowing me to watch and review this film.

Cast: Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Rachel House & Graham Norton

Synopsis: A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

If I were, to sum up, this film in one phrase it would be’ Soul Food’. Not the type that you would eat during thanksgiving dinner with your family. I’m referring to the warm and soulful feeling you will encounter while watching this masterpiece. 

This film has been on my radar since we got our first glimpse at the official trailer. We all know how Pixar loves to take inanimate objects and give them a dash of personality. This time around it would seem that Pixar is igniting a spark into the human soul, and what it means to live your life with meaning. This film made me feel a certain way about the characters and the journey these characters embark upon.

The cast was phenomenal, Jaime Foxx and Tin Fey had some of the best chemistry i’ve seen in animated film since Buzz and Woody in Toy Story.

Graham Norton brought a lot of flavor to his role and he was a joy to watch as always. The real star or the show in the film was the music. Jazz was the perfect genre for this story. It exemplified the name of the movie as well as the theme and the atmosphere.  The visuals were some of the best I’ve seen which should go without saying. It made you feel like you were in a Pixar film. 

Final: This is easily one of the best films of the year and it deserves to stand along the rest of Pixar’s groundbreaking animated films such as Coco & Toy Story. Soul is a lovely reminder of what it means to be alive.

My Score:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Soul is set to release on Disney Plus on December 25th.

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